Classic Birthday Cake

Birthdays have been celebrated for centuries, so of course there are many different forms of birthday cake. But if you live in the United States, it is likely that a fluffy yellow layer cake with chocolate frosting is the image that comes to mind when you think of birthday cake. My son’s second birthday party seemed…

Drømmekage

Drømmekage, also known as Dream Cake, is a traditional Danish cake made with a vanilla crumb base and topped with a caramel coconut spread. The cake originates in Hjallerup, Jutland in the 1960s and has since become a staple in the kitchen of many Danes. The soft vanilla crumb and the rich caramel coconut topping contrast one another…

Apfelkuchen

Walk into a German café and you’ll be mesmerized by the elaborate cakes and pastries offered as a pairing for your coffee or tea. Black Forest Cherry Cake, gooseberry cream cake, cakes with 18 miniscule layers (Baumkuchen!), and the list goes on. The French are well-known for their baked creations, but the Germans are often…

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte

Otherwise known as Black Forest Cherry Cake, this Torte is a classic in Germany. It is, however, not likely to have originated in the Black Forest. First appearing as a written recipe in the 1930s, it gained popularity throughout Berlin and eventually became one of the most popular cakes in Germany.