King’s Cake – Königskuchen

If you are looking for a classic holiday cake for Christmas, this is it! This is Germany’s answer to fruit cake. Ingredients: 240 ml (1 cup) butter240 ml (1 cup) sugar¼ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract4 tablespoons rum4 eggs710 ml (3 cups) flour295 ml (1 ¼ cups) corn starch1 teaspoon…

Linzer Torte – Linzertorte

With the grid pattern made from shortcrust pastry and the red jam, the Linzer Torte is an absolute Austrian classic. Spices such as cinnamon and cloves make it one of our favourite recipes. Ingredients: 590 ml (2 ½ cup) flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 tablespoon cocoa, heaped2 teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground…

Marble Cake – Marmorkuchen

Marble cake is a classic that everyone likes to eat. With our basic recipe, this favourite made from chocolate and vanilla dough turns out to be particularly tasty! Ingredients: 180 ml (¾ cup) butter2 tablespoons butter355 ml (1 ½ cups) sugarPinch of salt5 eggs770 ml (3 ¼ cups) flour120 ml…

Mennonite Funny Cake

If you enjoy cake and pie, this recipe is for you! A pie that tastes like a cake and a Mennonite favourite! Ingredients: 120 ml (½ cup) granulated sugar60 ml (¼ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder120 ml (½ cup) hot water½ teaspoon vanilla extract240 ml (1 cup) granulated sugar1 large egg3…

Mennonite Maple Walnut Cake – Mennnoniten Ahorn Walnuss Kuchen

A soft and moist walnut cake – perfect for Kaffee und Kuchen on a Sunday afternoon! Ingredients: 80 ml (⅓ cup) unsalted butter, softened2 eggs240 ml (1 cup) pure maple syrup295 ml (1 ¼ cups) all purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powderpinch of salt240 ml (1 cup) walnuts, coarsely chopped2 tablespoons…

Snow White Cake – Schneewittchenkuchen/Donauwelle

Depending on what region of German you are in, this cake is either called a Schneewittchenkuchen or a Donauwelle. Regardless of the name, this cake is a favourite among Germans. Ingredients: 180 ml (¾ cup) margarine + 2 tbsp margarine475 g (2 cups) icing sugar315 ml (3 ⅓ cups) flour4…

Spitzkuchen – Gingerbread Pastry

Honey, brown sugar and other Christmas spices make this pastry a perfect Christmas dessert! Ingredients: 120 ml (½ cup) honey80 ml (⅓ cup) brown sugar2 tablespoons oil1 eggrumpinch of cardamom or allspice1 teaspoon cinnamon475 ml (2 cups) flour3 teaspoons baking powder160 ml (⅔ cup) chopped hazelnuts or almondsdark chocolate, as…

Streusel Cake – Streuselkuchen

Streuselkuchen is a classic German yeast cake, also called crumb cake in English-speaking countries. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon sugar80 ml (⅓ cup) warm water1 tablespoon active dry yeast180 ml (¾ cup) milk1 tablespoon milk160 ml (⅔ cup) oil120 ml (½ cup) sugar or honey1 egg1 teaspoon saltzest from ½ lemon1 teaspoon…

Sugar Pie – Zucker Pie

“My childhood favorite. Simple and sensational!” Ingredients: 1 cup thick cream1 cup sugar1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla1 tablespoon cornstarch1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Beat all the ingredients together and pour into unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 35-40 minutes. Credit: (Recipe and Photo): Secrets of a Hutterite…

Vienna Style Apple Strudel – Wiener Apfelstrudel

Ingredients: 590 ml (2 ½ cups) sifted all purpose flour1 egg1 tablespoon vegetable oil½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon lemon juicewarm water1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) Golden Delicious apples120 ml (½ cup) sugar2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon120 ml (½ cup) flaked almonds160 ml (⅔ cup) raisins or currantszest from 1 lemon80 ml (⅓…