Guide to German Food & Drink

A Guide To Delicious German Cookies and Cakes

You’ve probably had your fair share of German cookies and cakes while traveling in Deutschland, but have you ever tried to make them yourself?

In this post, we’ll take a short tour of some of the most popular German cookies and cakes.


This gingerbread-style cake is made with honey, molasses, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It’s got a rich flavor and a chewy texture that’s irresistible.


These cookies are made with candied ginger, honey, and lots of spices, including black pepper. They have a spicy, slightly sweet flavor that’s perfect for Christmas time.


They are named after the Springer publishing house, which is where they were first created.

These cookies are made with anise and eggs, and they have a really unique texture that’s kind of hard to describe.

Beehive Cake (Bienenstich)

Beehive Cake, or Bienenstich in German, is a classic cake that’s popular all over Germany. It’s made with a yeast dough that’s filled with almond paste and topped with a sticky honey and butter glaze.

Quarkkuchen or Cheese Cake (Quarkkuchen)

This is a type of cheesecake that’s popular in Germany and is made with quark, a type of soft cheese.

Plum Cake or Streuselkuchen (Zwetschgenkuchen)

This delicious dessert is made with a layer of sweet dough, topped with butter, sugar, and flour, and then sprinkled with almonds.


German cookies and cakes are a delicious way to show your love for someone or to show off your baking skills. 

So what are you waiting for? Don’t hesitate to try if you find one of them nearby.