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German Desserts

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

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

This recipe is my mother's—she's an excellent baker and cook. There was always some new food for my three brothers and me to try when we were growing up! I enjoy baking, too, as well as gardening and making stained glass windows and lamps.—Juliann Nelson, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sauerkraut Brownie Cake

Sauerkraut Brownie Cake

Sauerkraut Brownie Cake

A rich, frosted brownie cake hits the spot anytime! Sauerkraut is what makes this cake so moist and tangy. Sometimes I like to substitute coconut for the nuts for a change of pace.

Easy Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is moist, dense and down-home delicious. Even better, it 's quick to fix and, served warm with whipped cream or a dollop of frozen custard, one of her Waterville, Ohio family’s very favorite recipes for decades.
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Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is down-home delicious, with less than half the fat of the original recipe she shared in Waterville, Ohio .

Black Forest Dessert Cake

Black Forest Dessert Cake

Black Forest Dessert Cake

“The cake is a traditional German dessert. When my daughter went to Germany on a backpacking trip, she said the streets were lined with pastry shops.” —Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Our Test Kitchen updated this moist, delicious classic with a zippy lemon sauce that complements the cake's delicate ginger flavor.

Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert

Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert

Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert

Here's a fun, layered dessert that will appeal to all ages. If you want it even nuttier, you can use chunky peanut butter, and if you're not a fan of cashews, substitute your favorite nut. —Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio

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

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

It's tradition for my family to get together on Thanksgiving weekend and bake these spice-filled treats. The recipe came from my great-grandmother. —Esther Kempker, Jefferson City, Missouri

Hazelnut Apricot Strudel

Hazelnut Apricot Strudel

Hazelnut Apricot Strudel

Did you know that strudel is the German word for whirlpool? The swirling layers of this filled and rolled dessert likely led to its unusual name.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Glazed Pfeffernuesse

Glazed Pfeffernuesse

Glazed Pfeffernuesse

Our version of the classic German cookie is nice to have on hand throughout the holiday season. They stay fresh—and become more intense in flavor—when stored in an airtight container for weeks. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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