I saw a recipe online for Bienenstich cake (Bee Sting Cake) and got way too excited about it. This is one of my favorite desserts. The dough varies some between recipes, but a few things are constant: The honey glaze, the custardy filling, and the almond slices. Without even knowing what it is, I'm sure it sounds delicious
The new big thing seems to be cupcakes. Cupcake shops are popping up everywhere. Cupcakes Wars is a huge tv show. They've even started showing up in Germany!
I decided that I wanted to try to make the cake recipe into a cupcake recipe - I used the same recipe, but a shorter bake time, a cupcake tray, and so improvisation with the filling.
The recipe can be found here: http://www.germanfoods.org/consumer/recipes/beestingcake.cfm
|Rolled the batter/dough into 12 little balls that filled about half of the cupcakes. The right is the plain dough. The left has honey drizzled on it.|
|Almonds go one top after the honey - The left is only honey, the right has almonds. You can see I went overboard with the honey. This caused problems later.|
|Glazed, almonded, and ready to pop in the oven.|
|Fresh out of the oven. Those of you good at math with notice that only 11 survived.|
|Finished product! for the cake, you cut the cake and put the filling in the middle. It made more sense here to drizzle on top. Not the prettiest thing ever, but tastes so good!|