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German Recipes

Love German food? Look no further! I was born in Germany and learned to cook from my Oma (German for Grandmother). Here you’ll find your favorite German recipes that taste authentic and are made with easy to find ingredients!

From Easy German Spaetzle and German Cucumber Salad to German Apple Cake and Bavarian Pretzels there’s something in this category that will inspire you to get in the kitchen and treat your family and friends to a delicious dish. Guten Appetit! 

German Bread Dumplings on a plate with parsley

Bread Dumplings



Schnitzel Recipe

German Schnitzel

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

German Cucumber Salad is a refreshing summer salad made with simple ingredients that are a staple in most kitchens! This easy recipe is easy to make, budget-friendly, and perfect for a potluck, family dinner, or summer cookout.

German Cucumber Salad Recipe

Apple Streusel Sheet Cake is so easy to make from scratch and tastes amazing! A simple but so flavorful German apple cake that's topped with the most delicious cookie-like streusel.

German Apple Streusel Sheet Cake

Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots

Carrot Salad with Raisins

Carrot Salad

Marzipan Recipe

Marzipan Recipe

Cornflake Cookies Recipe

Cornflake Cookies

Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Glaze

Eggnog Cake

Stollen Recipe

German Stollen Recipe

Lebkuchen Recipe

German Lebkuchen Recipe

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash

German Apple Cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen) is a traditional German cake that is so easy to make even if you aren’t totally kitchen confident! With a simple batter that rises up and bakes around the apples this easy coffee cake is the perfect everyday dessert that tastes best with a dollop of cream on top.

German Apple Cake

German Red Cabbage Recipe

German Red Cabbage

German Pork Hock Recipe

German Pork Hock (Schweinshaxe Recipe)

Obatzda Recipe - A German Beer Cheese Dip

Obatzda Recipe (German Beer Cheese Dip)

Plum Cake with Streusel

Plum Cake with Streusel

Bavarian Pretzels Recipe (Laugenbrezen)

Bavarian Pretzels



This easy Spice Cake Recipe is an old family recipe and makes your house smell amazing! A moist and chocolatey spiced sheet cake made with holiday spices that is easy to make from scratch and tastes even better on the next day.

Easy Spice Cake Recipe

Nut Corners are called Nussecken in Germany and make a delicious addition to your cookie platter! Made with buttery shortbread, a sweet apricot jam layer, and a caramelized hazelnut topping, these mini nut bars are a favorite of my husband and a hit all year round.

Nut Corners (German Nussecken)

Vanillekipferl (German Vanilla Crescent Cookies) are traditional German Christmas Cookies made with ground nuts and dusted with vanilla sugar! They are tender, nutty and melt in your mouth.  A perfect cookie to make ahead that's always a hit.

Vanillekipferl (German Vanilla Crescent Cookies)