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German Desserts

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

German Cheesecake

German Cheesecake

German Cheesecake

Here's and old-fashioned recipe that includes cottage cheese.

Family-Favorite German Chocolate Pie

Family-Favorite German Chocolate Pie

Family-Favorite German Chocolate Pie

This chocolate pie has been a holiday tradition in our family for generations, and it's just as popular now as when my grandmother made it years ago!

Old-World Ricotta Cheesecake

Old-World Ricotta Cheesecake

Old-World Ricotta Cheesecake

I reconstructed this dessert based on an old recipe that had been in the family for years but was never written down. The subtle cinnamon flavor of the zwieback crust and the dense texture of the ricotta cheese are reminiscent of the cheesecake I enjoyed as a child.
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Strawberry Bavarian Torte

Strawberry Bavarian Torte

Strawberry Bavarian Torte

This beautiful make-ahead dessert is deliciously light...the perfect ending to any meal.

Strawberry Schaum Torte

Strawberry Schaum Torte

Strawberry Schaum Torte

I've served this impressive dessert at baptisms and holidays and enjoy making it for our children and grandchildren when they come to visit.

Holiday Spritz Cookies

Holiday Spritz Cookies

Holiday Spritz Cookies

These crisp buttery cookies make a welcome gift or sweet party treat. Color the dough in Christmasy hues and use a cookie press to make all kinds of fun shapes.

Ellen's Edible Gingerbread House

Ellen's Edible Gingerbread House

Ellen's Edible Gingerbread House

We adapted this pretty gingerbread house from Ellen Wages in Vancleave, Mississippi…and came up with this petite version. Unlike Ellen's larger classroom house, it doesn't need to be constructed around a cardboard shell. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Blueberry Buckle with Streussel Topping

Blueberry Buckle with Streussel Topping

Blueberry Buckle with Streussel Topping

This recipe has been passed around among the women of my church for years. Everyone loves the abundance of blueberries and the streusel topping.—Anna Higbee, Absecon, New Jersey

Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

Quick and easy to make, I use this sweet coffee cake recipe often. —Blanche Whytsell, Arnoldsburg, West Virginia

German Chocolate Birthday Cake

German Chocolate Birthday Cake

German Chocolate Birthday Cake

This moist, flavorful cake was the traditional birthday cake at our house when I was growing up. Everyone requested it. I especially like the sweet coconut-pecan frosting. —Lisa Andis, Morristown, Indiana

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

When it’s time to start the cookie-baking season, this recipe always kicks off the festivities. My mother-in-law first shared it with me, but it’s too good to keep to myself! You can tint the buttery icing a cheery pink or green and pipe it on with a decorating tip. —Ann Scherzer, Anacortes, Washington
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