Bee Sting Cake Recipe

We have developed an Authentic German Bienenstich Recipe that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to indulge in a classic German dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. Our recipe has been carefully crafted to ensure that every element of this dessert is authentic and delicious. So, let’s dive right in and learn how to make this mouth-watering dessert.

What You Need To Make Bee Sting Cake Recipe

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  • milk
  • egg
  • vanilla beans
  • sugar
  • butter
  • honey
  • almond
  • cornstarch
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Bee Sting Cake Rrecipe

Bee sting cake is an iconic and very popular dessert cake in Germany. For a good reason! Imagine two layers of soft yeast bread filled with vanilla pastry cream and topped with a layer of crunchy honey almonds. Sounds awesome, doesn't it? Learn how to make this delicious dessert to impress family and friends.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
7 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Germany
Calories 563 kcal


  • 5 pic large egg yolks
  • ⅜  cup  cornstarch
  • 2 cup milk
  • ½  cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 bourbon vanilla beans

Yeast dough

  • ¾  cup lukewarm milk
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 pic large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

Almond topping

  • ⅔  cup butter
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 ⅓ cups sliced almond
  • 1 bourbon vanilla bean

Whipped cream for pastry cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 teaspoon powdered sugar


  • To begin making this recipe, first preheat your oven to the lowest possible temperature range of 120-200°F (51-93°C). Allow the oven to reach this temperature for approximately 3-5 minutes before turning it off completely. Next, take a 9x13" (23x33cm) baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Set it aside for later use.
  • In a large mixing bowl attached to a stand mixer, combine the milk, sugar, and yeast together. Let the mixture sit for about 5-10 minutes, or until the surface appears frothy. Once frothy, add the eggs, butter, and salt to the mixture and stir everything together. After that, add the flour and mix on low speed using a dough hook until the dough begins to form. Once the dough is formed, increase the mixing speed to medium-high and knead the dough for around 4-6 minutes until it releases from the sides of the bowl. At this point, the dough should be soft and slightly sticky to the touch.
  • Next, transfer the dough to a lightly oiled heatproof bowl. Be sure to also lightly oil the top of the dough as well. Place the bowl in the warm oven for 15 minutes to allow the dough to rise.
  • After the 15 minutes are up, remove the bowl from the oven and preheat it again to the lowest possible temperature range of 120-200°F (51-93°C). Allow the oven to reach this temperature for another 3-5 minutes before turning it off again.
  • Now, transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Be sure to sprinkle the dough lightly with flour as well, using as little flour as possible to avoid stickiness. Roll the dough out into a 9x13" (23x33cm) rectangle.
  • Once the dough is rolled out, place it in the prepared baking pan and shape it to fit inside. Transfer the dough and pan to the warm oven and let it rise for approximately 30 minutes, or until it has doubled in size.


Nutrition Information:
  • Calories: 563kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 36g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 156mg
  • Sodium: 192mg
  • Potassium: 354mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Vitamin A: 923IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
  • Calcium: 139mg
  • Iron: 2mg
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Pro Tips for Making Bee Sting Cake

Bee Sting Cake is a delicious German dessert that has been popular for decades. It is a sweet and sticky cake that is made with a yeasted dough, a creamy vanilla custard filling, and a crunchy honey almond topping. This dessert is perfect for any occasion and is loved by many.

  • Use High-Quality Ingredients
  • Let the Dough Rest
  • Parchment Paper Lining
  • Make the Custard Filling First
  • Add Almonds and Honey at the End
  • Let the Cake Cool Completely
  • Store the Cake Properly


We hope you find our Authentic German Bienenstich Recipe as delicious as we do. Our recipe has been carefully crafted to ensure that every element of this dessert is authentic and delicious. With its soft and fluffy dough, sweet almond topping, and creamy whipped cream filling, this dessert is sure to be a hit with everyone who
tries it.

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