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Simple Apricot Sheet Cake

Today you will get a simple apricot sheet cake. Because I love apricots and because I needed a simple cake, one you can eat with your hands and you may take to a picnic. For that reason I took pictures outside, I wanted to feel the fresh summer air. I guarantee, this cake is going to disappear faster than you can look. We happily ate it. As it is only the two of us, I made a slightly smaller version, but you can use a regular baking sheet. For 13 more apricot recipes, check this blog post.

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Simple Strawberry Cake

This simple strawberry cake is perfect for any summer gathering, it is easy to transport and has this vibrant color and also taste to it. You may wish to take it to a picnic . It is packed with 500 grams of fresh strawberries and zest from two lemons. I sprinkled it with sliced almonds, but that is optional. Just grab a piece, enjoy the sun and take a bite, yum. This is one of these cakes you are going to bake over, and over again. Tip: if you carry it with the parchment paper still below, it is super easy to lift out and cut, so delicious for any gathering…

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Rhubarb Strawberry Crostata

Today I am presenting a rhubarb strawberry crostata or rhubarb strawberry galette. You may call a crostata or galette the cousin of rhubarb pie or rhubarb tart. Yes, you have pie dough, but you just roll it out to a circle, arrange the fruits in the middle of it, and then you fold the edges toward the middle. There is no lattice pattern, no need to decorate, or even using a pie dish, this is much faster and easier. I was very much in the mood for a simple and quick tart, so here it is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making this crostata. If you prepare the dough the night before, it comes together in a jiffy.


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Happy Easter with this Simple Cake in a Lamb Mold

Happy Easter! Today I am presenting a very simple cake, which we are going to make in a lamb mold. Yes, you may make this cake in a bundt cake form, but for Easter it needs to be more special. Mind you, if you make it in a bundt form, be sure to use a small one for about 900ml. What I like about this cake is the fact that it can easily be made in advance and also freezes beautifully. In Germany, it is common to drink Eierlikör (similar to eggnog) for Easter, so if you want and have some at hand, you may add a bit of it. Below I give ideas if you want your cake to be alcohol-free.
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Germany’s Answer to Apple Pie: German Apple Cake

Today I am going to introduce Germany’s answer to apple pie: German apple cake. It consists of a double pie crust, lots of apple filling and is then glazed. Compared to American apple pie, it looks rather plain. It doesn’t have any decorations, but believe me, this doesn’t mean that it tastes any less! This year we went apple picking already and so I decided to make this good old German apple cake. Sometimes you just crave the classics, so today you get this very traditional German apple cake.

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Apricot Pretzel Sticks Cake

While I am writing these words, I still have the taste of this delicious apricot pretzel sticks cake in my mouth. This is seriously such a delicious treat and we are not going to use the oven. When I first tried it, I thought it was OK, you know, good, but not necessary excellent. However, the day after, I was so surprised, it tasted just so much better. So this is definitely a cake you can make in advance. Yummy, yummy, yummy. And for that reason this recipe made it on the blog, so let’s enjoy this apricot pretzel sticks cake! Continue Reading…

Simple One-Layer Chocolate Cake with Plum Topping

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OK, this simple one-layer cake may not look that pretty, but I am telling you, it is so delicious! We have a one-layer chocolate base, which is then topped with whipping cream infused with cinnamon and plums that are simmered for a while. You need to serve the cake immediately, otherwise you may see something similar as I did, mainly that the plums move towards the plate. But be it as it may, it may not look the part, but it is sooo delicious!

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Simple Cherry Cake for a Picnic

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This simple cherry cake has a little embarassing backstory. I once baked this cake many years ago when I was going to college. I remember, it was during one of these horrible times when there were like tons of exams and I was studying like there was no tomorrow. It felt like my brain was a hardware drive and had to be fully deleted and swiped clean just to be crammed again with data and facts for the next exam. It was during this time that my roommate asked for the recipe because she enjoyed it the first time around. She had planned to make it for her family visiting. And I simply didn’t remember anymore where I got it from, my brain, my hard drive had gone blank. However, I was too ashamed to admit to not knowing, so I simply did some research and gave her a recipe I found. Unfortunately, the recipe I had passed on to her was not nearly as good. But I kept quiet, I was too embarassed. Years later when I flipped through the very old cookbook my mom had given to me from the famous German brand Dr. Oetker, I realized that actually this was the recipe I had used back then. So, Susann, if you are reading this, it had nothing to do with your baking abilities, I simply had passed on the wrong recipe to you! Sorry for that.

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A Simple Fruit Heart for Mother’s Day

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If you want to make something delicious for your mom, but are not in the mood for a complicated layer cake, how about this simple fruit heart with pie crust? I used nectarines as filling, but feel free to go with any other fruit. Which fruit is your mom’s favorite? Unfortunately I couldn’t make this fruit heart for my mom for Mother’s Day, she lives too far away. However, today is a very special day for me, it is our ten-year anniversary. So I thought this is also the perfect occasion to make a heart. As soon as I got it out of the oven, my husband had googly eyes and asked whether he could have a piece. So I kept my photo shoot to a minimum to relieve him from his pain.

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Traditional German Cinnamon Stars with Video

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These are the easiest and simplest cinnamon stars! I know, I am posting this recipe pretty late, you probably are all done with your Christmas baking. The reason I am doing this, is because I posted an Instagram story with several tips for making these. You all asked which recipe I was using and why the recipe is not on my blog yet. For that reason I decided to post this traditional German Christmas cookie: cinnamon stars! The recipe is completely gluten-free and only contains a few ingredients. The dough can be a bit finicky, my German bakers know what I am talking about. Below you will find several tips how to make them and for the recipe to turn out great.

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