Oktoberfest Desserts

bavarian apple torte

It is a common saying ‘all is well that ends well’ and if we interpret this phrase for a party, keeping in mind that the food is the soul of any party and the soul of food is dessert, it implies that meal must be concluded with scrumptious and delicious dessert to double the flavor of the whole festivity. Dessert can be quite easy to prepare if you got a natural flair of creating delightful flavor combination and food aesthetics, because taste and looks both mutually contribute in creating the perfect meal.

Oktoberfest, a festival that is held every year in Munich to commemorate a royal wedding held in 1810, has already blossomed. It is famous for Bavarian food and drinks. Some people are lucky to have the time and money to visit it, while many arrange a Bavarian themed party at their home. If you are one of them and are planning to toss a party, one core feature of your to-do-list is the development of a Bavarian menu, and dessert is a significant part of it. And if you have not decided yet, our recommendations for Bavarian aspired desserts will definitely help you out.

German Chocolate Cake

german chocolate cake

Total preparation time: 1 hour

German chocolate for Oktoberfest party is a must. It is not hard to prepare, and we’ll even share a patent recipe of German chocolate cake to embellish your party table.


  • 400 grams sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup butter or oil
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated, white stiffly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 Cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Mixed cream butter and sugar until it’s fluffy, and then add egg yolks one by one and mix it well.
  • Melt the chocolate in a hot water bath, and let it cool.
  • After cooling, add it in the yolk mixture.
  • Sift flour to avoid any lumps. Except egg whites, add everything in and mix well till it’s smooth.
  • In the end, fold in the egg whites.
  • Pour it out in a baking pan and bake it for 40 minutes.
  • When the cake is ready, garnish its top only with frosting.

Bavarian Apple Torte Recipe

Total Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Apple torte is yet another must treat for a Bavarian party. The flaky dough got layers of cream cheese and sweet apple flavored with cinnamon that is topped with almonds for embellishment and flavor enhancement really make it a royal serving for royal commemoration.


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 lb. cream cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup almonds, blanched and sliced
  • 4 cups fresh apples, thinly sliced


  • Mix butter, 1/3 cup of sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl with a beater until it turns creamy.
  • Now mix it with the sifted flour to form soft dough.
  • Keep it aside for 5 minutes and then roll it and spread it in the bottom of the baking tart pan.
  • In a separate pan, mix cream cheese and rest of the 1/3 cup of sugar.
  • Then add one egg and a few drops of vanilla essence.
  • After mixing it well, pour it over the rolled pastry.
  • Mix apple cinnamon and the rest of the sugar in a bowl and then pour them on the top of the cheese filling.
  • Sprinkle almonds over it and put it in the preheated oven for 10 minutes at 450F. Then lower the heat to 400F and bake it for 25 minutes.

Blueberry Kuchen

Total preparation time: 1 hour (approx.)

Kuchen is a very famous dessert in Germany and normally people enjoy it on multiple occasions with a variety of fruits that include apple, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and so on. Since the event is Bavarian, we have selected the fruit that belongs to the official color of Bavaria – blueberries.


  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons flour (keep them separate)
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar (keep both portions separate)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups blueberries (fresh or thawed)
  • powder sugar or whipped cream


  • Mix 1 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, salt, butter and vinegar to form a smooth dough.
  • Then spread it in the baking tin.
  • Now mix remaining 2 cups of sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, cinnamon, and 2 cups of blueberries.
  • Now add it over the pressed pastry.
  • Put it in the pre-heated oven at 400F for one hour and then take it out.
  • The last step is to add one cup of blueberries over it that are further topped with powder sugar for embellishment.


So there you have it. We tried to bring some patent Bavarian dessert recipe for you in an easiest way. We didn’t want to give you the recipe that occupies several pages with hundreds of steps. That is scary and discouraging for almost everyone, so we sticked to the basics. Our intention was to make the same difficult looking desserts in a simple way.

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