Around the World in 80 Sundays


I am so excited to introduce one of my new friends to you!  Her name is Jutta and is new in our country!   Jutta and I are both co-hosts at Foodie Friends Friday link party.  We also have another bond.  If you read Feeding Big or follow me on facebook, you may know what that bond is. 

Can you guess?  One hint – it is not food!

Please welcome her!

A warm Hello to all the fans, friends and followers of Feeding Big! My name is Jutta and I am the host of HungryLittleGirl. Today I have the honor to write a guest post here for my wonderful friend Cynthia!
I was asked to write about a typically German recipe. Since I am born and raised in Germany (I just moved to the US 9 months ago), this is a lovely theme for me.

I was thinking about what German treat to pick very long. This Marble Cake made the race. You want to know why?! Marble cake is THE # 1 cake in Germany. Everyone loves it and everyone bakes it – all the time! There is special ways to eat it (yeah, if you thought digging in with a fork it is, wait until I let you know how WE do it)
We all know how to make a marble cake, so I wanted to show you something special, a little twist to the standard one! The result: Vanilla Chocolate Pear Marble Cake with a secret Coffee Layer!
(the coffee layer is secret, because you barely see the layer, but get the full taste once you have a bite).

What you need:

1 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 ½ tablespoons coffee extract
2 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 can of sliced pears, drained
Powdered sugar , for garnish

Here you can see the coffee layer a tiny bit

How you make it:

·         Preheat your oven to 340F

·         Line an 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper

·         In a large bowl beat the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs until fluffy (by hand with a whisk)

·         Add flour and baking powder and beat until well combined
·         Now take ½ of the dough and pour it into the baking pan

·         Separate the remaining dough in half and add the coffee extract to one half

·         Spread the coffee batter over the vanilla batter

·         Add milk and cocoa to the remaining dough and mix until well combined

·         Spread over coffee layer

·         Top with pear slices and bake for 40-45 minutes

·         Sprinkle with powdered sugar right after you take it out of the oven

Now to the “rules” haha. First of all I have to mention a German saying, it goes like this “if a cake is so dry you have problems swallowing it, it’s German” … and that’s true J
Even tho they are so full of flavor, they totally miss out on moistness. I like it that way, because I grew up like it, but for Americans it might be a new thing.
This is also the reason, why we have special ways on how to eat this cake. You have three options:

1. Eat the cake with your hand and dip it in hot chocolate or coffee (the most common way)

2. Take a spoon and drizzle coffee or hot chocolate over it, so you can eat it with a fork

3. Warm up  some heavy cream with brown sugar in the microwave, give it a good stir, pour it on the plate and place the cake piece on top. After 2 minutes you have such an amazing flavor coming from the bottom.

Here it is, a piece of cake on heavy cream, can you see how yummy the cream works its way up?!

The third one if definitely my favorite! But either way, this cake is amazing! Maybe a few of you will try it and enjoy it as much as I do! Instead of having a secret coffee layer, you can also take any kind of schnaps and have a secret alcohol layer 😉

I have to say, I had lots of fun writing this post/recipe! Now enough the talk, Aprons on and let’s start baking J



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15 Responses to A Vist to Germany with Jutta

  1. A.L.M. says:

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  2. Awesome! I love German recipes.

  3. OH Jutta I am SOOOOO glad you shared this one! I DO LOVE this cake! And yes, they eat it all over Germany. It was one of the first things I ate there. I will def. be making this!

  4. That looks simply delicious. International food is always so interesting

  5. This looks beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  6. Nick Lenihan says:

    The best part about this particular cake is that the pears make the chocolate layer all gooey. It is delicious!

  7. Laura says:

    Oh my goodness. Pears and chocolate? My family will love this!

  8. Shay says:

    This cake looks amazing.

  9. Tracy Iseminger says:

    That looks so good ladies =) Love having you both at Foodie Friends Friday too!!

  10. Ashley Gault says:

    This recipe sounds fantastic! My husband would love to visit Germany, German was his major in college! Thanks for visiting my site Make it Create by The Latest Find! =) Thanks so much for sharing the chalkboard printables, much appreciated!

  11. Jenn says:

    This looks amazing, thanks Jutta for sharing some deutsches kuchen with us!

  12. Sue says:

    Hi and welcome to the ol USA. My brother and his wife recently went to Germany for Xmas and just loved it there, and your cake looks so unusual and different. I think doing these kinds of different recipes will be successful. I like coffee anything!

  13. ckart says:

    I’ve decided you should come for dinner!

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