How to Make Bienenstich- a German Cake!

by Shauna Martens


  • For cake
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 Cups White sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 ½ Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ Cups Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Margarine or butter
  • For topping
  • ¾ Cups Brown sugar
  • ¾ Cups Slivered almonds
  • ¾ Cups Shredded coconut
  • 4 Tablespoons Margarine or butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Whipping cream
  • For filling
  • 3 Cups Whipping cream
  • 1 Small box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Cake ingredients.

    Step 2

    I used a 11x15 inch glass baking pan. Spray/grease very well. Line with parchment paper and spray again. Set aside.

    Step 3

    In a small pot heat milk and margarine until just boiling.

    Step 4

    Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.

    Step 5

    Beat until creamy.

    Step 6

    Add flour and baking powder. Beat well. It will be stiff.

    Step 7

    Add hot milk mixture. And continue beating till smooth and fluffy.

    Step 8

    Pour batter into prepared pan.

    Step 9

    Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

    Step 10

    Topping ingredients.

    Step 11

    Combine in a small bowl. Set aside.

    Step 12

    Take topping...

    Step 13

    As soon as cake is done spread topping over as best as you can. Use the back of a spoon or your fingers. Set oven to broil 425f.

    Step 14

    Broil for 2-4 minutes. Do not leave unattended!

    Step 15

    Let cake cool completely!

    Step 16

    When cake is cooled its time for the tricky part! Place toothpicks around the cakes middle to help guide you, use a sharpe knife to cut it in half.

    Step 17

    Slip in piece of parchment paper and remove top half.

    Step 18

    Filling ingredients.

    Step 19

    Put filling ingredients in a large bowl.

    Step 20

    Beat it real good.

    Step 21

    Spoon onto middle of bottom half. Starting at the middle spread it evenly.

    Step 22

    Watch out for filling stealers!!

    Step 23

    Replace top half of cake. For best results freeze the cake wrapped in parchment paper. It's great to have in the freezer for company. It is a large cake. Serves12-18 people!

    Step 24

    There it is!