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German Desserts

German desserts

Welcome to the delightful world of German desserts! From traditional classics to modern interpretations, German desserts are a true feast for the senses. My passion for crafting irresistible sweets always yields amazing desserts that tingle taste buds.

German desserts are not different, as they are renowned for their rich, indulgent flavors, tender textures, and beautiful presentation. Whether you want to indulge in the art of pastry-making or crave something sweet, these desserts are sure to impress.

In this article, I will share my favorite German dessert recipes, each with its unique twist and personal touch. Prepare to go aboard on a culinary journey to Germany’s sweetest corners!

1. Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 2 hours
  • Delicious and moist
  • Made with whipped cream and rich chocolate
  • Topped with sweet cherries

Black Forest Cake is the most German of all cakes because of the perfect version of tender and soft cakey layers.

Chocolate flavors in these layers are so overwhelming. Cherries and cherry syrup topping look so heavenly and taste incredible. Chocolaty sponge is addictive; you will surely love this forest cake due to its variety of creamy and chocolaty flavors.

This juicier and softer cake is the perfect delight for you—the best-serving cake at birthday parties and anniversaries.

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2. Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 2 hours
  • Buttery and nutty
  • Filled with jam
  • One of the prettiest cookies

Linzer Cookies require time and effort but taste amazing. Your choice of jam filled in these cookies and then sandwiched like almond-flavored shortbread cookies.

It is easy to make and fun to customize in your kitchen with kids; kids love to make and enjoy them. With your favorite jam flavor, you can make them in different shapes.

Classic Linzer cookies are buttery and nutty, filling everyone’s mouth with the most piquant flavors. Powdered sugar topping looks so catchy and sweet—a perfect Greek dessert for a kid’s party.

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3. Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 55 minutes
  • Easier to make
  • Flaky and crispy
  • Traditional sinter dessert

Apple Strudel is much easier to make German dessert than you think. You will get festive and delicious results after a few minutes of effort.

As you buy apple strudel from Germany or Austria filled with spiced and sweet apples, these apple strudel tastes precisely like them.

Everyone loves their flaky crust that tastes super awesome and delightful. With a flaky crust and spiced apples, this traditional dessert will surely interest your guests.

Sprinkling powdered sugar on top looks beautiful; you can serve it with vanilla sauce or ice cream, and both taste amazing.

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4. Stollen


What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Moist and flaky
  • Divinely flavorful
  • Incredibly sweet and delightful

Stollen is being served all around the world for many years. It is famous only because of its moist and flaky texture.

Divinely flavorful and delicious stollen is an authentic dense bread like a swaddled baby. Different techniques and types of stollen are famous; you can make either you want. If you are German, you must love stollen, but if you are not, you will start loving it after trying it.

The dense and chewy texture with sweet powdered sugar tastes delightfully piquant. Adding a layer of almonds in the middle will make it more flavorsome.

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5. Sacher Torte

Sacher Torte

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 2 hours
  • Delightful and chocolaty
  • Filled with apricot jam
  • Popular German cake

Sacher Torte is a classic chocolate cake with an apricot layer. There are three ways to preserve this scrummy cake; as a thick filling between the cakes, for moistening the cake layers, and a glaze to seal the cake before coating it with chocolate.

Tastes incredibly awesome on its own, but if you add unsweetened whipped cream on top, it will become more delicious and mind-blowing. A shiny chocolate glaze finish makes this cake more captivating.

Delicious two-layer cake has apricot jam filling inside with smooth chocolate topping—the best serving cake with whipped cream on birthdays or celebrations.

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6. Pfeffernusse cookies

Pfeffernusse cookies

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 3 minutes
  • Spiced with cinnamon and black pepper
  • Coated with confectioners’ sugar
  • Great for gifting

Pfeffernusse cookies are the traditional German cookies that most people like to make and gift others on special occasions.

Ginger, white pepper, and cinnamon are the dessert’s main ingredients that add most flavors. Anyone who loves gingerbread will surely fall in love with these cookies. These iced and spiced cookies are so delightful.

Specifically made on Christmas days when everyone is trying something unique and more delicious, you can try and gift these mouth-watering cookies to friends. Authentic and incredible cookies bring back fond memories on specific days.

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7. German Chocolate Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 53 minutes
  • Incredibly delicious
  • Soft and tender
  • Topped with coconuts

German Chocolate Cupcakes are decadent and totally irresistible cupcakes. Milk chocolate, white vinegar, brown sugar, oil, evaporated milk, and egg yolks are some main ingredients that play an essential role in this cupcake recipe.

Creamy pecan frosting in these little cupcakes makes them so delightful and yummy. Perfect spring dessert that has a lot of chocolate to enjoy. If you are a chocolate lover, these cupcakes will satisfy your cravings.

You can top them with coconut and finish with creamy chocolate frosting to make them more tender and delicious—a perfect cake for celebrating holidays and birthdays.

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8. German Apple Pancakes

German Apple Pancakes

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 40 minutes
  • Refreshing and catchy
  • Puffy and tender
  • Topped with powdered sugar

German Apple Pancakes are so wonderful to make and eat. What would be more delicious than an oversized puffy pancake for morning breakfast if you are a pancake lover?

An effortless and scrummy apple pancake breakfast to make for yourself and family members with the mood strikes.

After trying it once, this easy pancake recipe will become your favorite variation for fall. Sweet, caramelized, yummy, and puffy pancake has fresh flavors of apples.

So, if you have never tried it before, make it tomorrow for breakfast; everyone will love it.

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9. Bee Sting Cake

Bee Sting Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Fascinating and tender
  • Creamy filling inside
  • Topped with crunchy almonds

Bee Sting Cake is a German cake that is made with yeasted dough. The cream filling inside makes it more delicious and delightful with every bite.

Combining milk, unsalted butter, eggs, almonds, and self-rising flour makes this bee sting cake a super finger-licking cake.

Almonds and caramelized honey topping give it so captivating and unique look; no one will stop looking at this cake when you serve it. The fluffy, creamy, and crunchy cake is simultaneously a study of many textures.

It is rich in sweetness because of honey coating, melting in the mouth with each bite—one of the best Greek desserts to serve at family gatherings.

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10. Spaghetti Ice Cream

Spaghetti Ice Cream

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 25 minutes
  • Creamy and scrummy
  • Everyone’s favorite
  • Unique because of spaghetti

Spaghetti Ice Cream combines whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, strawberries, and spaghetti. This popular German cream sundae is famous for its unique texture and flavors of spaghetti.

It is worth trying if you love making spicy spaghetti with different vegetables. You will fall in love with its rich and creamy flavors. It looks like spaghetti, but when you taste it, it fills your mouth with the most delightful flavors of ice cream.

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11. German Chocolate Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cheesecake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Rich and gooey
  • Delicious and catchy
  • Coconut pecan and chocolate crust topping

German Chocolate Cheesecake is a delicious and catchy cake rich with flavors of chocolate, making everyone fall in love with it.

Not only are the flavors, but the look is also super fascinating and wonderful. You can make it more attractive with a coconut pecan and chocolate crust topping.

After serving it on the table, forget about it because it will disappear in a blink. Bursting chocolate flavors are the perfect treat for chocolate lovers. The creamy chocolate filling is also the best treat for everyone at the party.

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12. German Cheesecake

German Cheesecake

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Lighter and fluffier
  • Quite dense and delicious
  • Perfect for any occasion

German cheesecake looks like a plain cake but has a variety of flavors. Fluffy and creamy cheesecake with a hint of lemon zest is a perfect cake for lemonade lovers.

Creamy and the lightest flavors of the cake are unbeaten ever. Unlike other cheesecakes, this German cheesecake is made of cream, quark, and eggs. The mixture bakes in the oven, becoming the most scrummy plain cake ever.

Light and airy texture makes its second slice irresistible; you will want to eat it repeatedly. This traditional recipe is the best serving for weekend parties.

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13. Peach Kuchen

Peach Kuchen

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 40 minutes
  • Delectable and refreshing
  • Moist and tender
  • Perfect for after dinner party

Peach Kuchen is a delectable Greek dessert known as German peach cake. It contains canned or fresh peaches in a mixture—one of the simplest cakes that only require a few minutes but not any effort or technique.

Simple cake batter and custard cream bake together and create something moist and luscious. Sweet and soft buttery dough fills the mouth with happiness and yummy flavors of custard.

Topping is up to you, but creamy custard topping tastes best. With a delicious custard on top, there will be no need left for ice cream to serve aside.

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14. German Rum Balls

German Rum Balls

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 35 minutes
  • Rich and melting chocolate inside
  • Perfectly sweet and bite-sized
  • A perfect treat for kids and adults

German rum balls are a classic dessert recipe for a perfect holiday treat. Super easy to make and yummier than the store-bought rum balls.

You can make rum balls with or without hazelnuts. If you like to add a lot of rum, you can add as you want. Drinking rum is also best, but use rum extract if you do not have one.

Perfect sweet and bite-sized balls have a whole chocolate filling and no other ingredients, making these rum balls addictive. They come together quickly, so you can make a terrific gift for your friends and family.

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15. German Rice Pudding

German Rice Pudding

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 40 minutes
  • Creamy and delicious
  • Not too sweet nor less in sweet
  • Family favorite dessert

German Rice Pudding is a family favorite German dessert with only milk, rice, whipping cream, sugar, butter, and vanilla.

The combination of these ingredients is super scrummy and delightful. You can use a delicious and creamy filling with any other dessert or as a snack in the afternoon.

This creamy pudding is neither too sweet nor less sweet; you can add sugar according to your choice.

This classic sweet dish is quick to make and served as a comforting meal. You can serve it with apple sauce, fruit, or fruit compote.

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German desserts

15 Authentic German Desserts to Savor and Enjoy

Muhammad Kashif
German desserts are a true feast for the senses. My passion for crafting irresistible sweets always yields amazing desserts that tingle taste buds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert


  • Black Forest Cake
  • Linzer Cookies
  • Apple Strudel
  • Stollen
  • Sacher Torte
  • Pfeffernusse cookies
  • German Chocolate Cupcakes
  • German Apple Pancakes
  • Bee Sting Cake
  • Spaghetti Ice Cream
  • German Chocolate Cheesecake
  • German Cheesecake
  • Peach Kuchen
  • German Rum Balls
  • German Rice Pudding

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Muhammad Kashif
Muhammad Kashif is a passionate chef and a talented writer who has dedicated his life to the world of culinary arts. With years of experience, he shares insights on the latest kitchen gadgets and appliances, alongside delicious and easy-to-follow recipes for any skill level. Join Muhammad on his culinary journey and discover new ways to make your kitchen the heart of your home.