Old-fashioned German Bienenstich Recipe: This Bee Sting Cake Recipe Is From the 15th Century by 30Seconds Food

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Old-fashioned German Bienenstich Recipe: This Bee Sting Cake Recipe Is From the 15th Century

Bienenstich, or Bee Sting Cake, is a classic German dessert often served at with tea. Legend has it that German bakers from the 15th century who threw beehives at raiders from a neighboring village (successfully!) celebrated by baking this cake. Yes, bienenstich translates to bee sting. Interesting, right? 

This easy Bienenstich cake recipe may not be the same recipe the German bakers made, but it's delicious. It can be served room temperature or chilled. Store the leftover cake in the refrigerator in an airtight container for three to four days.

Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 20 minutes plus time for cake to cool
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: Makes 1 cake

Ingredients 

Batter

Topping

Filling

For Serving

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the topping, combine the almonds and sugar in a bowl. Set aside. 
  2. To make the cake batter, beat the eggs, vanilla and powdered sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy, about 5 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well combined. Pour the batter into a buttered and floured 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle with the topping. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven, remove the side of the pan and let the cake cool. 
  3. To make the filling, beat the pudding mix and heavy cream until thick and spreadable. (If it's too thick, you can add a little milk.)
  4. To assemble the cake, use a serrated knife to carefully cut the cake in half horizontally. Spread the filling on the bottom layer, then put the top back on. Serve immediately with honey, if desired, for drizzling, or chill until ready to serve. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
What a fun story, and how delicious is this recipe. The hubs will love it!
bepositive
Wonderful idea. 🐝
alley36
Wonder how it would be with chocolate pudding. Sometimes the vanilla is just a bit too bland.
Donna John
Interesting idea. Why not? Let us know if you try it!
Libby Greer
The recipe instructions didn't mention when to add the topping. I assume it's after baking?
Donna John
You add the topping in the second step: To make the cake batter, beat the eggs, vanilla and powdered sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy, about 5 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well combined. Pour the batter into a buttered and floured 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle with the topping.

It bakes along with the cake.

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