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Traditional German dessert recipes are prized by those who love delicious desserts. The extravagance in the ingredients called for in the old recipes is balanced by their deliciously wholesome Old World taste. Calorie counting isn't permitted folks. These are desserts meant to be enjoyed!

Traditional German Dessert Recipes

Enjoy Traditional German Desserts

Since German meals can be bountiful feasts, the desserts served are often lighter fare such as cream puddings, rich custards, or a fresh fruit dish.

However, at Kaffee (coffee time) traditional Kuchen (cake), tortes, and cookies are often brought out to be enjoyed. Think of Hobelspane, the small German dessert cakes and Manheim Rolls.

And Oma  would guarantee that you'll love the traditional Berliner Pfannkuchen, a jelly-filled doughnut made of sweet raised dough that's served with powdered sugar or icing. So good with coffee!

Holiday times are made extra special with iced Lebkuchen cakes at Christmas along with German almond cake and small Belsnickel cakes and, of course, Springerles.

And don't forget Fruitcake, Stollen and homemade Apple Strudels that taste so much better than store-bought. You'll find basic recipes for all these desserts and more on this site.

About the Traditional German Dessert Recipes

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Bordering on nine countries, Germany's position in the heart of Europe has influenced its cooking to create the great diversity of classic dessert dishes for which  it is famous.

The traditional German dessert recipes featured on this site help us to appreciate the rich and wonderful history of Germany's foods.

Good food is truly part of Germany's heritage.

Essen und Trinken halten Leib und Seel zusammen is an old German saying which means, "Food and drink keep body and soul together!"

Children Giving a Mealtime Blessing

German Children's Grace

Jedes Tierlein hat sein Fressen,
Jede Blume trinkt von Dir,
Lass auch uns Dich nicht vergessen,
Lieber Gott wir danken Dir.

English Translation

Every animal is given food,
Each flower gets a drink,
Don't let us forget Thee either,
Dear Lord, we thank thee.

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