Günter Hornburg’s Bienenstich

Recipe by Chrystabel
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 2 cakes




  • Combine whipping cream and sugar till smooth, add eggs one at a time,beating well.
  • Add flour, vanilla sugar, and baking powder and mix well.
  • Place a thin layer of this mixture in two greased, well floured jelly roll pans. Remember, this makes two pans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Topping: Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.
  • Stir in sugar, honey and cream. Stir mixture and boil for 5 minutes. Add almonds and vanilla.
  • Set aside to cool until warm. Mixture will thicken as it cools.
  • Final step: Spread almond mixture on top of partially baked bottom layer of cake. Bake another 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Fill with either whipped cream, vanilla pudding lightened with whipping cream, or leave plain. A lot of people fill it with instant vanilla pudding if they don’t have a lot of time.
  • There are many, many varieties of Bienenstich in Germany and all kinds of ways to serve and eat it.