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Alternative namesBee sting cake
Place of originGermany
Main ingredientsYeast dough, almonds, vanilla custard, Buttercream or cream

Bienenstich or Bee sting cake is a German dessert made of a sweet yeast dough with a baked-on topping of caramelized almonds and filled with a vanilla custard, Buttercream or cream.[1][2]

Bienenstich is a very tasty dessert with an interesting origin. One source cites a legend of German bakers from the 15th century who lobbed beehives at raiders from a neighboring village, successfully repelling them, and celebrated later by baking a version of this cake named after their efforts.[3]

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  1. ^ "Bienenstich Bee Sting Cake Recipe". Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ Arnold Zabert: Backen - Die neue große Schule, Zabert Sandmann, Hamburg 1985, S. 125
  3. ^ Barbara Rolek's Guide to Eastern European Food at,[1] and recipe.[2]