Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
Bienenstich (Bee Sting) is an old German cake that is sweet and delicious. The original recipe calls for vanilla sugar but it's hard to find here so I just use vanilla extract. Also - you cannot substitute margarine for the butter. There are various versions of the filling for this recipe. To make things easier I cheat and use vanilla pudding mix made with whipping cream and beaten until light.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the honey, cream and sugar. Let the mixture boil for 5 minutes then add the almonds and vanilla. Set aside and allow to cool.
- Mix the whipping cream and sugar until smooth, then add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Add the flour, vanilla and baking powder. Pour into two greased and floured jelly roll pans. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
- Spread the topping on the partially cooked top layer of the cake and allow to bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Make the vanilla pudding mix according to the package. Allow the cake to cool before assembling the final product.