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Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut Bread is a true American recipe that appeared in a Pillsbury recipe book in 1933 (without the nuts). With a follow-up release in the original Chiquita’s Banana’s Recipe Book, the Banana bread gained more acceptance in 1950. So whenever I have over-ripe bananas at home, this cake is the first thing that comes […]

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Yoghurt-Fruit cake slice
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Northern Europe
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Eat a Yoghurt-Fruit Cheese cake without the Guilt

If you miss the German cheese cakes and think it’s not good for your hips, then bake it with Quark, in this case Greek-Yoghurt with Fruit. To make it easy, you can use Graham crackers as a crust. When you reduce the sugar, add the Fruits like Mandarines, Cherries and/or dark Berries. It will complete […]

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Sandkuchen, German vanilla pound cake
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Northern Europe
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Sandkuchen, a German Pound Cake

Sandkuchen, as the name says, is a dry version compared to the American pound cake. It’s made with lots of butter and eggs, although the butter can be replaced with oil to make it moist. Another recipe you might like is my French lemon cake (Cake au Citron) The most popular Gugelhupf form can be […]

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Sacher Torte, Hotel Sacher
Austria
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Northern Europe
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A teenager named Sacher created a famous Torte

A couple years back I had this Torte at the original Sacher Hotel Cafe while in Vienna An interesting history: Prince Metternich of Austria asked his court kitchen to create a special dessert for a reception in 1832. The chef was sick that day, so the 16-year-old apprentice Franz Sacher (1816-1907) dreamed something up: and […]

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Käsesahne Torte, German cream cakes
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Käsesahne Torte, or Cream Cake

One of my favorite Cakes or Tortes when sitting at a street cafe in Germany. It’s a little challenging for a beginner, but it’s worthwhile and tastes great! Best to start planning and preparing the cake 2 to 3 days before. The Cake bottom needs to be baked the day ahead and Cream topping should rest in the refrigerator approximately 12 hours to get firm

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Egg Liquor cake, Eierlikörkuchen
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Northern Europe
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Rum or Eggnog Liquor Cake will lighten up any gathering

Many people already know about Eierlikörkuchen from a German grandma – who, of course, has made the world’s best. Same recipe can be used as Rumkuchen (Rum cake). Incidentally, those cakes are often made with an oil and butter mixture. This creates a very special moisture. In the classic version, it is baked in a […]

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Apfelschlipfkuchen, Sunken Apple cake
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Northern Europe
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Apfelschlupfkuchen (Sunken Apple Cake)

I remember my very first cake I baked when I was eight. It was a Sunken Apple cake and I was so delighted. I remember carrying the apple cake outside to the garage to show to my dad. A proud moment I will never forget. 

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German Plum Cake, Zwetschgenkuchen
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
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Zwetschgenkuchen or Plum cake

Perfect to accompany an afternoon coffee is the Zwetschgenkuchen. You can find or pick plums from June till late September when they are ripe. In the US you can buy this oval purple fruit in some stores, they are called Italien plums. This recipe is made with a yeast dough on a rectangular sheet cake […]

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Marmorkuchen or German Marble Cake
Breads and Pastry
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Northern Europe
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Marmorkuchen or Marble Cake

Cake and birthdays inevitably belong together. Especially the marble cake is popular with children and guests alike. Optically, this classic marble cake on the birthday table is a little eye-catcher: while cutting the bright sponge meets the chocolate counterpart, the nice pattern appears, and is likely a hit. Before starting the preparation of the marble […]

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Blueberry Yoghurt Streusel cake
Breads and Pastry
Cake and Torte
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Oma’s Streusel Yoghurt Cake with Blueberries

Fruity creamy cakes are my favorite. This Streusel Blueberry Quark torte or cake was made often and eaten with an afternoon cup of coffee. Quark can be substituted with 4% Greek yoghurt. The pudding should be the cooking type, like “Dr. Oetker Vanilla pudding”. Any other would do also. Instead of Blueberries, Blackberries or tart Cherries can be used

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