Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Blitz Kuchen or Lightning Cake was always one of grandma's fast and easy standbys when we stopped in for a visit.


  1. Cream sugar and butter, add egg yolks.
  2. Sift flour with baking powder, add alternately with milk, add vanilla.
  3. Beat 4 egg whites until stiff.
  4. Add sugar to egg whites and whip until it stands in peaks.
  5. Put batter in 2 greased layer cake pans.
  6. Pile meringue on top of each layer and sprinkle with coconut or chopped nuts.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.