Bienenstich IIi (German Bee Sting Cake)

Recipe by Chrystabel
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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cake Layer:.
  • Combine flour, yeast, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, 3/4 cup milk, and 3 tablespoons butter.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 15 to 20 minutes. Place in a well greased bowl, and cover. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled.
  • Punch down the dough. Roll out to a 1/2 inch thickness. Spread into a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter or margarine and confectioner's sugar in a saucepan. Add almonds and 1 tablespoon milk. Remove from heat, and stir in honey. Spread evenly and carefully onto the dough. Allow dough to continue to rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crust turns golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Pastry Cream Filling:.
  • In a heavy saucepan, stir together the milk and 1/4 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and egg. Stir together the remaining sugar and cornstarch and then stir them into the egg until smooth.
  • When the milk comes to a boil, drizzle it into the bowl in a thin stream while mixing so that you do not cook the eggs. Return the mixture to the saucepan, and slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly so the eggs do not curdle or scorch on the bottom.
  • When the mixture comes to a boil and thickens, remove from the heat. Stir in the butter and vanilla, mixing until the butter is completely blended.
  • Pour into a heat-proof container and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until chilled (at least one hour).
  • Beat the whipping cream with the cream of tartar until stiff. Fold into the chilled pudding.
  • Cut the cooled almond cake into 1 1/2 x 2 inch rectangles. Slice each horizontally into halves. Fill with vanilla pudding mixture, chill, and serve cold.
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