Tag Archives: Germany

Black Forest Gateau – origins, controversies, and step-by-step recipe

Black Forest Gateau At last, a proper article + recipe for the site’s flagship cake. It’s got words and everything. The Black Forest gateau, a.k.a. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, is a traditional German layer cake that may or may not have been invented by the witch from “Hansel and Gretel”. It typically comprises dark sponge, white filling, […]

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A no-sugar no-nonsense Stollen recipe

Arguably the best thing about the holiday season is the abundance of cake made with booze. A close second is probably Stollen, the traditional German Christmas cake sometimes found in other parts of the world. The above two premises inevitably lead to the logical conclusion that a boozy Stollen is something that needs to be […]

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Donauwelle a.k.a. Danube waves

I have been wanting to make the traditional German cake Danube waves (“Donauwelle”) for quite some time now, but have been postponing this because I didn’t think I had what it takes to create the elaborate wave effects. I still don’t think I have what it takes but I’ve decided to go for it nevertheless. […]

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The Dresden Eierschecke – a cake travelogue

There are places where cake is omnipresent and inescapable, places that are defined by their resident cake. Dresden is one such place and the Dresdner Eierschecke (Dresden egg custard cake) is one such cake. You won’t find a café, restaurant or supermarket in Dresden that doesn’t offer its own variety of the Eierschecke. PART 1 […]

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