Cakes hold a very important place in German cuisine. Cookies are for Christmas time, when the cook is too busy to bake, but cakes are served on a weekend afternoon, with coffee and tea. Often, guests are asked over and the cake is enjoyed after a walk in the park.
1. Sheet Cakes - Blechkuchen
Often made by using a yeast dough for a base, with fruit, streusel and other toppings. These are close to many American coffee cakes, but not usually as sweet.
2. Springform Cakes
A list of German cake recipes using springform pans.
Strudel is a classic Austrian cake that resembles American pie.
4. Fancy German Cakes
Sometimes the occasion calls for something a bit fancier, with frosting and stuff.