Recipe Collections – German Easter Cakes

Colorful Easter CakeIf you’re looking to bake a special treat to cap off the Easter meal — or for sharing with friends and family over coffee in the afternoon — these recipes are for you. The German Easter cakes below are each 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)

Marzipan Jubilee TorteThis 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)

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

Easter Cherry Cake (Oster Kirschtorte)

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

Easter Egg Nog Cake (Eierlikör-Torte)

Eggnog CakeA 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)

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

German Easter Cake (Osterkuchen)

Colorful Easter CakeDecorate this holiday specialty with rolled waffle cookies and your favorite German Easter candies.

Colorful Easter Cake (Bunter Osterkuchen)

Saxon Easter CakeA festive spiced carrot cake decorated with marzipan Easter eggs and sugar flowers, perfect for Easter Sunday dessert.

Saxon Easter Cake (Sächsischer Osterkuchen)

Saxon Easter CakeRich, custardy Easter Cake from Saxony with quark, almonds, currants and a bit of brandy or rum.

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