Though the name might have the word bee, thankfully, this cake doesn’t involve bees at all. Yet, it’s related to them! There’s a rather funny backstory to it, so let’s take a quick look at how the bee sting cake or Bienenstich came to be and how you can make it.
“I cant beilieve i actualy made this cake!
the steps were crystal clear, and it wasnt complicated at all,
the best part is that everyone loved it!”
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What Makes this Bee Sting Cake | Bienenstich A Must-try?
- The contrast between the woody walnut tones and the sweet maple syrup leaves very little else to be desired.
- The recipe is very straightforward, which means anyone can create it—even if your baking experience is minimal, it’s as easy as making a regular sponge cake but with a small twist.
- It’s the perfect cake for any occasion and a great way to impress your family and friends, plus you can throw in the story you’re about to read and you’re sure to be the star of the gathering!
Bottom Line: just look at how beautiful it looks on that display stand! It is delicious, easy to make, and has a piece of history attached to it, if this doesn’t get you excited to read on and give this piece of art a try, then we don’t know what will!
The Bienenstich’s Origin
Our story goes back to 15th-century Germany. Back then, the ruler decided to collect a toll from the ships going down the Rhine and give it to the city of Andernach.
Of course, this upset the town of Linz, which mainly depended on the tolls for its income. With anger and frustration mounting high, the people of Linz decided to attack Andernach in the silence of the night.
What they didn’t know is that the Andernachen were known for staying up late, and the city caught wind of the attack.
How does this circle back to our bee sting cake, you ask? Well, of the city’s defenders, a couple of bakers used beehives as weapons!
They would throw the beehives at the attackers and let the bees take care of them. Surprisingly enough, this little trick helped the defenders, and the attackers fell back.
Later, the city celebrated with drinks and a delicious cake that bore the name bee sting cake. So, do you feel like celebrating the old German way? Let’s see how you can do it!
what you’ll need to prepare this Bee Sting Cake | Bienenstich
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Bee Sting Cake | BienenstichRate
- ¼ cup water
- 5 eggs (separated)
- 2¼ tsp. baking powder (10 g)
- 1 cup sugar (200 g)
- ¼ cup oil
- 1½ cups flour (180 g)
- 2 cups heavy cream (500 ml)
- 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 package white chocolate pudding mix (if you don’t have, replace with another vanilla)
- 1¼ cups milk
- ¼ cup walnuts (roughly chopped)
- 4 tbsp. sugar (50 g)
- 1 tbsp. instant coffee powder
- 3½ tbsp. butter (50 g)
- 2 tbsp. milk
- First, you must break five eggs and separate the yolk from the egg whites in two different bowls.
- Pour only the egg whites into a larger bowl, then add the sugar and beat using the hand mixer.
- While you’re beating the mixture, slowly add in the ¼ cup of oil and continue mixing for another three minutes.
- Once everything is well combined, add the yolks, flour, and water and mix again.
- Add the baking powder to the batter and continue mixing until you have a thick but smooth texture.
- Use parchment paper to line the cake pan, then pour the batter into it.
- Bake at 350°F (180°C) until it turns a golden brown color like the one in the picture, which takes about 20–25 minutes.
- As the cake is baking, you should make the cream! To make the vanilla one, place all its ingredients in a bowl and whip them all together until the texture is smooth.
- For the coffee cream, microwave the ingredients in a bowl until they melt, and mix everything. If you prefer, you could also place the ingredients in a pot on the stove and whisk everything together until you have something that looks like the picture below
- Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for some time. After it cooled a bit, use a sharp knife to cut it open widthwise.
- Now, spread the vanilla cream filling on the inside of the cake using a spatula. Make sure to cover every little inch and that it’s evenly distributed.
- Finally, place the top part of the cake back where it belongs and pour the coffee cream on top of it.
- Before mixing any ingredients with the flour, ensure you sift it thoroughly. This little trick ensures you enjoy a fluffy cake by making the flour lighter and removing any lumps or impurities.
- If the cream you’re using feels too runny, you can leave it in the fridge for a little bit to thicken. On the other hand, if it’s too thick, drizzle a tiny bit of milk and mix until you reach the desired consistency.
- For those who really enjoy coffee, consider adding a dash of espresso or coffee extract to intensify the flavor.
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