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Traditional Austrian Apple Strudel Recipe
Apple strudel looks fancy but, with a little practice. it is not hard to make. Once you get the hang of stretching the dough, you will never want to go back to a thick crust.
Inside an apple strudel, you will find cinnamon, breadcrumbs, nuts, and raisins. The recipe has a good filling-to-dough ratio.
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German Cheesecake Recipe
This cheesecake puffs up in the oven and then settles into a dense, creamy filling. Yogurt and cream cheese can be substituted for the quark in this recipe if it's hard to find.
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German Fresh Fruit Cake (Obsttorte) Recipe
This simple recipe is made with a purchased sponge cake base that is topped with vanilla pudding and fresh fruit.
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German Apple Cake (Wiener Apfelkuchen) Recipe
This German-style apple cake recipe features a shortcrust base, chopped apples, and a lemon-flavored cake layer. The sugar and almonds sprinkled on top make a delightfully crunchy topping.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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German Cherry Streusel Cake Recipe
This homemade streusel cake with fruit filling is the closest German cooks get to a pie. Here, the streusel crust is much richer than pie dough and is pressed into a springform pan. Cherries or any fruit, especially stone fruit, thickened with cornstarch (Germans would use potato starch) make a great filling. You can even use canned fruit filling.
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German Whole-Wheat Apple Cake Recipe
Using whole-wheat flour, apples and agave syrup makes this apple cake moist but not too dense. This is a simple batter cake made with yogurt and baking soda for the rise. Half the apples are folded into the dough and the other half placed on top in a beautiful rosette pattern. A cream is drizzled over the dough for a type of apple gratin effect.
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German Butter Cake (Butterkuchen) Recipe
Instead of making a batch of cinnamon rolls, try this German sheet cake with a crunchy sugar, cinnamon, and butter topping. It freezes well and is perfect with a cup of tea
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German Black Forest (Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte) Cake Recipe
This Black Forest cherry cake has cherry schnapps, known as Kirschwasser in German, in the filling which gives it quite a kick. You can leave it out if you are serving to children. The frosting is whipped cream, so assemble this cake on the day you are serving it.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Alsatian Cake (Elsaessescher Apfelkuchen) Recipe
Fresh apples combine with a vanilla-flavored cream in a shortbread-like crust to create a wonderful cake that everyone likes and is popular for afternoon coffee and cake.
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German Streuselkuchen with Cheese Filling Recipe
Three layers make up this cake: a yeast dough base, quark-cheese filling (like a sweet, cream cheese filling) and crunchy streusel topping. It makes a large jelly roll pan-sized cake.
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German Apricot Cake (Aprikosenkuchen) Recipe
This simple batter cake is spread in a springform pan and then topped with fresh apricots before baking. It's great with a dollop of whipped cream.
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German Whole-Wheat, Fruit-Filled Cake (Zupfkuchen) Recipe
This whole-wheat cake is sweetened with agave nectar and filled with a fruit pie filling. A zupfkuchen uses the same dough for the crust and cake topping.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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German Sourdough Coffee Cake Recipe
When you have some extra sourdough starter that is left after feeding your culture, make this sourdough coffee cake which is a bit like sour cream coffee cake in taste and goes with a cup of tea or coffee very nicely about mid-morning.