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Must-Have German Desserts

Some of the best pastries in the world are German desserts, from rich chocolatey black forrest cake to delicate cream puffs–dieters beware!


1. Donauwellen. Layered vanilla and chocolate cake, this dessert brings these two batters into one pan, complemented by sour cherries and vanilla cream between the two. The waviness of the chocolate and vanilla is supposed to look like the Danube river, a real delight for sure.


2. Griesspudding. A strange often heart-shaped pudding made from simple grits, which has warm cherry or other mixed berry sauce on top.


3. Wiener Apfelstrudel. Classic apple strudel, made with flakey crust, served either cold or warm, with or without vanilla sauce.


4. Kaiserschmarrn. Torn pancakes are incredible, they are not like your typical flat circular flapjacks  we all know and love. Instead these are bite-sized little pieces with rum-soaked raisins which are tossed in the batter where it is then baked, fried, and finally dusted with powdered sugar.

My Birthday Cake

5. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. Black forest cherry cake is one of the most famous desserts, they vary by bakery and region but they often contain layers upon layers of chocolate cake and are infused with Kirschwasser, a cherry brandy. It’s not overly sweet or very dense either, it makes an elegant treat for a special occasion.

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