16 Irresistible German Desserts and Pastries

German desserts tantalize the senses with their comforting textures and familiar flavors.

German dishes like Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Spätzle are famous around the world. Without a doubt, these foods are delicious and deserve their fame.

These our picks for the best desserts in Germany and the ones you shouldn’t miss:

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)


No fairy tale villain, this cake channels good over evil with intensely chocolate cake, fresh cherries, whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Apfelstrudel (Apple Streudel)

Apfelstrudel is an Austrian dessert that feels like it should be a German dessert. Toppings like vanilla sauce and whipped cream elevate Apfelstrudel to legendary status.


Bienenstich Kuchen (German Bee Sting Cake)

Bienenstich Kuchen has a honey-almond topping which may be the reason for its odd name.


Spaghettieis (Spaghetti Ice Cream Sundae)

Resembling a plate of spaghetti but tasting like an ice cream sundae, this dessert is both wonderfully weird and weirdly wonderful.


Streuselkuchen (Crumb Cake)

German bakers typically fill Streuselkuchen with fruits like apples and sour cherries. The buttery cake pairs well with coffee.


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