Recipe Collections – Fancy German Easter Cakes

If you’re looking to make a special treat to cap off the Easter meal — or for sharing with coffee later in the afternoon — this is the page for you. The German cakes below are all spectacular in their own way. Some are relatively simple (like the Hazelnut Crown), and some are fairly complex in their execution (like the Bee Sting Cake), but all are very, very tasty.

Marzipan Jubillee Torte (Jubiläums-Biskuittorte)

This cake is made from airy layers of dough filled with vanilla cream and topped by chocolate marzipan. A truly worthy culinary event to celebrate.

Hazelnut Crown (Blütennusskranz)

A light, hazelnut and walnut cake baked in a ring and decorated with simple glazing.

Easter Cherry Cake (Oster Kirschtorte)

A festive-looking cake with a filling of cherries and cherry brandy and a decorated creamy icing.

Easter Egg Nog Cake (Eierlikör-Torte)

A very fancy looking cake with a waffle cookie ring around an eggnog cream filling — and further decorated with chocolate eggs, or as you please!

Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich)

This buttery brioche cake is named ‘Bee Sting’ because it’s glazed with honey right before baking.

Colorful Easter Cake (Bunter Osterkuchen)

An unusual flourless almond cake with carrots and apples, decorated with marzipan eggs, branches and sugar flowers.