The Sensational German “Baumkuchen” Cake

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Baumkuchen is a cake that’s relatively unknown outside Germany, prepared via a unique process. Each addition of batter is baked in succession to create layers of moist cake and sweet jam that resemble tree rings, coated in dark chocolate. Read more to learn how to make our easy version of this special treat at home.

Kartoffelpuffer: German Potato Pancakes for Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest is the time of year to raise a glass of beer and chow down on kartoffelpuffer, also known as German potato pancakes. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this recipe is full of starchy goodness. Pair it with sour cream and chives or applesauce for the best golden snack ever. Get the recipe now.

Skip the Cold Side Dishes and Make Warm Oil and Vinegar Potato Salad

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Forget reaching for the same old mayonnaise-covered spuds and shake things up with this oil and vinegar potato salad. Served warm and filled with rich and hearty flavors, this is the perfect side dish to make for your next barbecue gathering if you’re looking for something a little different. Get the recipe now.

A Flavorful Kirsche Colabierbowle for Your Next Party (Cherry Cola Beer Punch)

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Your festive gathering is about to get a whole lot more tasty when you serve a Kirsche Colabierbowle (Cherry Cola Beer Punch). The unusual combination of cola and beer is a German classic that is surprisingly flavorful and refreshing. It’s the boozy beverage everyone will want a sip of. Get the recipe now on Foodal.

Stollen: A Beautiful German Holiday Bread

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Stollen is a traditional German holiday bread, a yeasty creation filled with assorted dried fruits and nuts. This baked goodie is beautifully dusted with powdered sugar to commemorate the winter season in the sweetest of ways. Learn how to make our easy recipe now on Foodal, just in time for the holidays.

Celebrate Fall with Mulled Apfelwein Bowle (Hard Cider Punch)

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Cozy up with a warm mug of Mulled Apfelwein Bowle for something truly special. A combination of hard cider, spiced apple cider, brandy-soaked fruit, and warming spices make this autumn-themed punch comfort in a glass. It’ll be a hit at your next Oktoberfest or Halloween party. Get the recipe now on Foodal.

Twist Yourself Into Some Homemade German Pretzels

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In Germany, pretzels are an incredibly diverse treat that can be made to suit different tastes – from the salty soft pretzel with caraway seeds on top to the sweet Martinsbreze, or even a custard filled version known as a Puddingbrezel. Learn how to make your own German-style soft pretzels at home now with our tasty recipe.

Beer Is for More Than Just Drinking: Make the Best Slow Cooker Oktoberfest Stew

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Get into the German spirit with the best Oktoberfest stew. The rich flavors of this hearty dish make it a delicious way to celebrate fall. Pop it in the slow cooker in the morning, and dinner will be ready to put on the table when you get home. Find out why beer isn’t just for drinking and get the recipe now on Foodal.

Obatzda: A Creamy Bavarian Cheese Dip

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Enjoy a real taste of Bavaria at home with this fresh and savory dip that‘s perfect for snacking. Serve it with everything from some leftovers that need a little sprucing up to an authentic Oktoberfest meal. Get the traditional recipe and read more on Foodal.

Don’t Call It Pasta: Original Swabian Spaetzle

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Have you heard about Swabian spaetzle? It’s a German noodle that can be adapted for many different recipes and tastes. Boiled, then pan fried and topped with some sautéed onions and a little cheese, it makes a downright delectable meal. Read more and get the recipe now on Foodal.

Puddingbrezel: A Classic German Pastry

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The puddingbrezel is a very special kind of pretzel. Made of buttery danish pastry with a smooth and sweet vanilla pudding filling, these little treats combine the best qualities of baked goods and desserts. Foodal shows you how to make this sweet treat – read more now.