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German dessert recipes

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Bake some of our German-inspired biscuits, cakes or desserts for a sweet treat. From Black Forest gateau and stollen to Christmas cookies, there's plenty to choose from

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  • Butter biscuits on plate with chocolate

    Butter biscuits

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    These six-ingredient biscuits are beautifully buttery. Dip them in chocolate and add a dusting of edible glitter for sparkle if you like

  • A rich chocolate sachertorte with a slice cut out

    Sachertorte

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    This rich chocolate cake was created in Vienna, Austria, and has a signature layer of apricot jam. Discover how to achieve the perfect mirror glaze below

  • Black Forest gateau

    Black Forest gateau

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    Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic.

  • Lebkuchen

    Lebkuchen

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    A German biscuit similar to gingerbread, lebkuchen is easy to make and a great Christmas treat

  • Speculoos cookies on plate with ribbon

    Speculoos cookies

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    These delectable biscuits are easy to make and full of spice. Make a batch of these moreish bites for a thoughtful homemade gift for someone special

  • Sweet German dumplings (dampfnudel)

    Sweet German dumplings (dampfnudel)

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    Dessert German-style, these little dumplings, or 'dampfnudel', can be sweet or savoury. Ours are poached to perfection and bathed in vanilla custard - a comfort-food classic

  • Marzipan cookies with nut topping

    Marzipan cookies

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    These quick marzipan cookies with a hint of cinnamon can be made in just 25 minutes. Leave them plain or add a few chopped almonds for a crunchy topping

  • A serving board with Christmas stollen with almonds & marzipan

    Christmas stollen with almonds & marzipan

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Nothing says Christmas like stollen with marzipan. It's a cinch to make, although it does take some time – think of it as a weekend project with the kids

  • Black and white pinwheel cookies on plate

    Black and white pinwheel cookies

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    Black and white biscuits are a classic among Christmas cookies. You can make them into a checkerboard pattern or as a beautiful spiral like these

  • Florentines on plate

    Quick florentines

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    Take a handful of ingredients and create these dark chocolate florentines. They make a delicious treat with your afternoon tea or a tasty homemade gift

  • Thumbprint cookies on plate

    Thumbprint cookies

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    These easy cookies with a fruity jam filling are perfect teatime treats. Make a batch as a weekend project and fill your biscuit tin with sweet bites

  • Chocolate Christmas biscuits on tray with decoration

    Chocolate Christmas biscuits

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    These easy chocolate biscuits are the perfect Christmas treat that both kids and adults will love. Get the whole family involved with decoration

  • Fairy kiss cookies on plate

    Fairy kiss cookies

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    A mouthwatering mixture of toffee and hazelnut caramel on a shortbread biscuit, hidden under a crisp meringue dome. A perfect biscuit for the Christmas season

  • Black Forest tart

    Black Forest tart

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    Sweet cocoa pastry is filled with a rich, fruity filling of chocolate and cherries in this heavenly German gateau-inspired dessert

  • Red berry fruit compote (German rote grütze)

    Red berry fruit compote (German rote grütze)

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    This light, fruity dessert is a German summertime staple - a mixed berry compote with custard. The fruity mix is ideal as a topping for granola or stirred through ice cream

  • Zimtsterne (Cinnamon stars)

    Zimtsterne (Cinnamon star cookies)

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.18 ratings

    Edd Kimber creates a version of these German spiced cookies- they're chewy, crisp and similar to an almond macaroon

  • Spiced stollen plait

    Spiced stollen plait

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.14 ratings

    This pretty twist on a classic German Christmas bake is lightly spiced, filled with mixed dried fruit and marzipan, then dusted with icing sugar

  • Hazelnut macaroons on dish

    Hazelnut macaroons

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    These delicious hazelnut macaroons are delicate but full of flavour and very easy to make. They are a Christmas classic, perfect for the winter season

  • Stollen wreath

    Stollen wreath

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    BBC Good Food's show-stealing December 08 cover recipe - perfect if you fancy a change from the usual Christmas cake

  • Star cookies on cooling rack

    Lower sugar cookies

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    These simple buttery biscuits are made with agave syrup, which is sweeter than sugar, meaning you can add less while still achieving a delicious taste

  • Stollen muffins

    Stollen muffins

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    These little cakes are filled with all the festive, fruity flavours of this classic German Christmas bake - ideal for Christmas morning or a teatime treat

  • Schmarren with raisins in a baking dish

    Schmarren with raisins

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    Enjoy Diana Henry's take on the fluffy shredded German pancakes, schmarren. With added raisins and rum, it's utterly delicious served with cream

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