Celebrate with a Frankfurt Wreath cake

by Courtney Woodruff
Stripes Europe

While Germany is most famous for its decadent Black Forest cake, there are other lesser-known yet equally scrumptious regional specialties that delight locals and tourists year-round.

If you happen to be in the Rhein Main area this holiday season, you’ll want to order a slice of Frankfurt Wreath, or Frankfurter Kranz, at a local bakery. This dense, ring-shaped sponge cake — with layers of tart red jam, rich buttercream frosting and a crunchy nut brittle topping — is often shared in celebrations throughout the year, including birthdays, special occasions and holidays. 

Weidenweber, Jamin and ConditCouture have the best selection of cakes true to the time-honored recipe. Or, if you are up for the challenge, try your hand at making one at home by following this from-scratch recipe from German Culture

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