These easy Eastern European cake recipes are made with just a few ingredients and come together quickly because they don't need yeast as so many other easy coffee cake recipes do. You might also like these Easy Quick Bread Recipes.
01 of 08
02 of 08
This Hungarian sour cherry cake recipe is a simple dessert made with the sour cherries Eastern Europeans love. This cake is sometimes eaten for breakfast and is similar to Czech Bubble Cake (see above). Here is more about cherries.
03 of 08
Apple cake is one of the most commonly served dessert in Poland and there are as many recipes as there are cooks. This is how my family likes apple cake. The Polish version of apple pie is known as szarlotka. But this is truly a cake. Here are more apple recipes.
04 of 08
This quick and easy recipe for Polish Plum Cake makes good use of an abundance of fresh fruit (plums, nectarines, peaches, apples) or it can be made with canned fruit.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
This simple cake is topped with fresh fruit of choice (I like tart cherries) and sweet crumbs. My cousin Krystyna says even a beginner cook can make this dessert and she's right. For variety, Krystyna sometimes spreads two cans of poppyseed filling on top of the fruit followed by the crumb topping.
06 of 08
This Polish pineapple crumb cake was a favorite of my maternal busia. She had never had pineapple before emigrating to the States even though it was being eaten in Spain as early as the 1500s. Her first taste of this tropical fruit and she was in love. She adored upside down cake and this simple, moist dessert that can be served after any meal (even breakfast).
07 of 08
This blueberry cake bars recipe is made in a 13x9-inch pan and is as easy as pie, except it isn't pie! It's a darn good cake that's simple to make and is perfect for an abundance of blueberries. Here are more blueberry recipes.
08 of 08
This Romanian coffee cake recipe uses self-rising flour and eggs as the leavening ingredients, not yeast, making it very easy to prepare. Here, I have used apricots and blueberries to give it a little extra punch.