German sweets

A sliced marble cake.

Every region in Germany has its own sweet specialities. The famous ones are Frankfurter Kranz (butter cream cake), Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest cake), Lübecker Marzipan (marzipan, or almond paste), Dresdner Stollen (Dresden fruit loaf) and Aachener Printen (gingerbread). Have you tried any of these? People in Germany also like cakes made with fruit, especially apple cake, but also cakes covered with plums or cherries. Of course, there is also Käsekuchen (cheese cake), which is made with curd cheese. With or without raisins, cream, or fruit, it is eaten and enjoyed almost everywhere.

Inge and Jacques like Marmorkuchen (marble cake) – and they are not alone. Easy and quick to make, but still tasty, marble cake is one of the most popular cakes in Germany. It's made from light and dark batters which mix slightly during baking to look like marble, hence the name. Even if, like Inge, you're not very good at baking, you can still try making a Marmorkuchen. You just need butter, sugar, flour, eggs, baking powder, milk and cocoa. You can find various recipes on the internet.