Wondering which desserts to try in Germany? Here is the list of German delicious desserts that you should definitely try.
Germans have great love and respect for sweet treats combined with a passion for local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoying various kitchen with afternoon coffee or tea is a deeply ingrained cultural practice and the overall daily lives of the people include many traditional specialties catering to one’s sweet tooth.
When it comes to delicious desserts, Germany has a vast and rich culinary heritage. From simple fruit tarts to decadent bundt cakes our selection of authentic German delicious desserts will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.
Lebkuchen (Gingerbread Cookies)
A true German Christmas favorite. If there is one thing you will find at pretty much every German market, its Lebkuchen. These are a version of gingerbread cookies with dark chocolate coating, nuts, or powdered sugar. The German gingerbread is often found in the shape of a heart and decorated with cute pet names or words of encouragement.
Marmorkuchen (Marble Cake)
The marble cake is the super moist easy cake recipe baked in a bundt pan marbling two different colored batters into a cake. Wondering making two different batters Surprisingly you don’t need two completely different batters to make a marble cake. You simply take one-third of vanilla batter and mix with melted chocolate and cocoa powder and bingo that’s your chocolate batter. It also tastes luscious when paired with pineapple, guava, coconut cream, Bavarian cream, or vanilla buttercream fillings.
Apfelkuchen (Apple Cake)
A kind of apple cake that everyone loves. It is great for people who are new to baking and has a high apple to cake ratio. The apples are soaked in sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice and then baked into buttery pastry mixture. It is a great companion with coffee or sweetened whipped cream and usually served as an afternoon dessert.
Schwarzwalder kirschtorte ( Black Forest Cake)
The hugely popular dessert around that made German’s culinary skills known to the world. It is full of cherries, chocolate, liquor, and whipped cream. Traditionally, kirschwasser, a clear spirit made from sour cherries are added to the cake. Sometimes rum is used commonly in Austrian recipes.
Zimtsterne (cinnamon star)
Christmas simply isn’t Christmas without these German ‘cinnamon star’ cookies. You can find them in any grocery store and Christmas market around Germany, also in Austria and Switzerland. These cookies are made from a combination of almost entirely groundnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts, topped with icing.
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