9 Delicious German Cake Recipes (Authentic Recipes By A German)

These German Cake Recipes Are Sure To Please You or Your Guests!

Searching for traditional German “Kuchen” recipes? You’re in the right place if you want great German cake!

From rich German cakes to cakes you whip together for a special occasion, there are lots of popular German cakes out there.

Collage of different slices of cakes on plates
These are some popular German cakes…

You may be familiar with Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in German), Marble Cake (Marmorkuchen in German), German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen), and Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich).

We don’t have recipes for all of these cakes on the website yet – but we’ll try to get it done soon!

In North America, “German chocolate cake” also seems to be a very popular cake. However, unlike the name suggests, it doesn’t actually originate from Germany and Lisa (being German) was completely unfamiliar with it until she looked it up.

Sources suggest that this cake got its name from the baker whose last name was “German”.

Whatever the case with this legendary German chocolate cake, that’s why you won’t find this cake on our list.

We’re only focusing on recipes that actually originated in Germany. Let’s get baking!

German Cake Recipes

Looking to bake up something sweet for the family, to serve to friends, or just to indulge in yourself? Try out an authentic German cake recipe for your next dessert!

From sweet and crumbly to rich and chocolaty, we have loads of great German cake recipes for you to try - most of which aren't too difficult to make at all!

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