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German Desserts

Looking for German desserts? Find delicious German desserts including chocolate desserts, cakes, and more German desserts.

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Old family memories rush in as soon as I make these traditional cutout cookies. — Lois Smit, Monee, Illinois
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Coconut Gingerbread Cake

Coconut Gingerbread Cake

Coconut Gingerbread Cake

This unusual dessert came from a little book I bought at a flea market many years ago. The broiled orange-coconut topping really dressed up a boxed gingerbread mix. When I bring it to potlucks and family get-togethers, it never lasts long! -Paula Hartlett, Mineola, New York

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

This elegant bar cookie is loaded with wonderful flavors and very easy to assemble. A nice extra touch is to sprinkle the bars with confectioner’s sugar. —Marilyn Swisher, Berrien Ctr, Michigan

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Every year at Christmas, my mother and I would make dozens of cookies, including this favorite. Now all the women in my family get together for a baking bonanza, rotating houses each year. —Barbara Wilson, Thamesville, Ontario
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Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

I credit my mom with instilling in me a love of baking. Tried-and-true recipes like this make holidays with my family extra special. It wouldn't be Christmas without gingerbread!—Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all the luscious flavor of German chocolate cake. A friend who tried it told me he wanted it to be his birthday pie from now on.—Debbie Clay, Farmington, New Mexico

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

My kids linger around the kitchen when these aromatic cookies are baking. I make them throughout the year using a variety of cookie cutters.—Christy Thelan, Kellogg, Iowa

Black Forest Freezer Pie

Black Forest Freezer Pie

Black Forest Freezer Pie

A delightful dessert is never far off when you have this layered ice cream pie in the freezer. For variety, I sometimes use strawberry pie filling and a chocolate crust. —Angie Helms, Pontotoc, Mississippi

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

This delicious fruity dessert comes from my German background. Mom always called it "Rote Grütz." We had a large raspberry patch, so she served it often in summer, when fresh berries were in season. —Marie Baumgartner, Stoughton, Wisconsin

German Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

This rich and flavorful dessert is my cheesecake version of German chocolate cake. It makes an elegant ending to a special meal.—Mary Bakken, New Richland, Minnesota

Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation Gingerbread

I like to make this recipe for Christmas. The wonderful aroma of the gingerbread fills the entire house. I am a homemaker and mother of three children.

Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Cherry pie filling dresses up homemade chocolate cake layers in this impressive dessert. "I found the recipe on a newspaper we used for packing material when we moved to our new home," recalls Nancy Heesch of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "Our family enjoys it so much, it has become the traditional birthday cake at our house."
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