Black Forest Cherry Cake, or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, is a classic!  The trick is to find a recipe that's authentic, because it's not a sticky-sweet dessert.  Try this recipe out--it's as close as you can get without a trip to your German bakery!  Just remember to start a day ahead to soak the cherries overnight!

Authentic Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwald Kirsch Kuchen)

Black Forest Cherry Cake, or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, is a classic! The trick is to find a recipe that's authentic, because it's not a sticky-sweet dessert. Try this recipe out--it's as close as you can get without a trip to your German bakery! Just remember to start a day ahead to soak the cherries overnight!

German Bakery = creativity! All are beautiful and I think the bottom two rows are created from marzipan. YUM!

German Bakery = creativity! All are beautiful and I think the bottom two rows are created from marzipan. YUM!

Lebkuchen: A Traditional German Christmas Cookie Originally from Nuremberg, Germany. One Acre Vintage Homestead #germanrecipes #lebkuchen

Lebkuchen: Traditional German Christmas Cookie

Lebkuchen: A Traditional German Christmas Cookie Originally from Nuremberg, Germany. One Acre Vintage Homestead #germanrecipes #lebkuchen

German cookies!!!omg i use to get these at the german bakery in germany...they are delicious!

German cookies!!!omg i use to get these at the german bakery in germany...they are delicious!

Bienenstich (a.k.a. German Bee Sting Cake)...A delicious dessert cake that is commonly found in all German bakeries...it is to die for!

Bienenstich (a.k.a. German Bee Sting Cake)...A delicious dessert cake that is commonly found in all German bakeries...it is to die for!

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen is German for gingerbread. This isn’t quite a gingerbread cookie that you and I are familiar with but more of a softClick Here To Finish The Post

Lebkuchen: Traditional German Christmas Cookie

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen is German for gingerbread. This isn’t quite a gingerbread cookie that you and I are familiar with but more of a softClick Here To Finish The Post

This Coconut Pecan Frosting is such a delicious and flavorful frosting. It has a nutty taste paired with shredded coconut that is perfect for German Chocolate Cakes. It is one of my FAVORITE frosting recipes of all time!

Coconut Pecan Frosting

This Coconut Pecan Frosting is such a delicious and flavorful frosting. It has a nutty taste paired with shredded coconut that is perfect for German Chocolate Cakes. It is one of my FAVORITE frosting recipes of all time!

Amerikanern are cake-like cookies you find in German bakeries for after school snacks. They are vanilla flavored, with icing on the bottom of the cookie and served upside-down.

Amerikanern are cake-like cookies you find in German bakeries for after school snacks. They are vanilla flavored, with icing on the bottom of the cookie and served upside-down.

Black forest cake is a traditional German torte originating from a bakery in the Black Forest. This recipe is a more chocolate-rich version of the original. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Black Forest Cake

Black forest cake is a traditional German torte originating from a bakery in the Black Forest. This recipe is a more chocolate-rich version of the original. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Lebkuchen is a soft gingerbread cookie frosted with sweet & tangy lemon frosting. You can find these cookies hanging in every German bakery at Christmas.

Lebkuchen: Traditional German Christmas Cookie

Lebkuchen is a soft gingerbread cookie frosted with sweet & tangy lemon frosting. You can find these cookies hanging in every German bakery at Christmas.

The BEST homemade German Chocolate Cake with layers of coconut pecan frosting and chocolate frosting. This cake is incredible! | tastesbetterfromscratch.com

The BEST homemade German Chocolate Cake with layers of coconut pecan frosting and chocolate frosting. This cake is incredible! | tastesbetterfromscratch.com

A traditional homemade German Chocolate Cake with layers of moist and delicious chocolate cake and a rich coconut and pecan frosting!

German Chocolate Cake

A traditional homemade German Chocolate Cake with layers of moist and delicious chocolate cake and a rich coconut and pecan frosting!

This ultra easy German chocolate cake is extra chocolatey and loaded with coconut-pecan frosting. Must try!

Easy German Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

This ultra easy German chocolate cake is extra chocolatey and loaded with coconut-pecan frosting. Must try!

These cookies have a crisp and chewy texture, very similar to cookies found in old German bakeries. ❊

Pennsylvania Dutch Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies have a crisp and chewy texture, very similar to cookies found in old German bakeries. ❊

This Covered German Apple Cake is one of the best apple cakes! Filled with cinnamon-seasoned apple chunks and topped with a vanilla shortbread crust. You can get this cake in every German bakery!

Covered German Apple Cake

This Covered German Apple Cake is one of the best apple cakes! Filled with cinnamon-seasoned apple chunks and topped with a vanilla shortbread crust. You can get this cake in every German bakery!

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