Mmmm!! This German dessert is my boyfriend’s and my favourite!! It is bread like with a sugary-almond crunchy crust and a vanilla pudding filling! MUST TRY!

Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich) II


  • 1 5/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 5/8 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar


1 Combine flour, yeast, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, 3/4 cup milk, and 3 tablespoons butter or margarine. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 15 to 20 minutes. Place in a well greased bowl, and cover. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled.

2 Punch down the dough. Roll out to a 1/2 inch thickness. Spread into a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.

3 Melt 3 tablespoons butter or margarine and confectioner’s sugar in a saucepan. Add almonds and 1 tablespoon milk. Remove from heat, and stir in honey. Spread evenly and carefully onto the dough. Allow dough to continue to rise for an additional 30 minutes.

4 Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crust turns golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

5 Dissolve cornstarch in a little milk. Combine 1 1/2 cups milk, cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon sugar inn the top of a double boiler. Heat while stirring until thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in beaten egg, and keep stirring for about 2 more minutes, or until thick. Remove from heat, and stir in extract. Chill, covered, in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Beat the whipping cream with the cream of tartar until stiff. Fold into the chilled pudding.

6 Cut the cooled almond crust bread into 1 1/4 x 2 inch rectangles. Slice each horizontally into halves. Fill with pudding mixture. Chill, and serve cold.


HanneD Says... 2010-03-23 21:44:02

I love Bienenstich. You can also bake it in 2 parts. One without the almond mix and one simple. I usually bake it round and cut the layer with the almonds wile it is still warm. After i fill the first layer with the cream, i put the pieces on the cake. I do that course sometimes the almond mix is just to hart to cut and the filling is coming out the sides ugly. But again I LLLLOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEE Bienenstich.


Viennagirl Says... 2011-09-20 10:36:26

That looks like a great recipe. i am making this today. Have been looking everywhere for a good Bienenstich recipe. I will let you know how it comes out.

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