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A slice of Bee Sting Cake on a white plate.

German Bee Sting Cake

Bee Sting Cake (German: Bienenstich) is a light, airy and moist sponge cake filled with a rich vanilla cream filling and topped with sugary almonds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword Bee Sting Cake, Bienenstich, Butterkuchen recipe, easy baking, German desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 461kcal
Author Maike





Greasing The Springform



  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter and sprinkle with a light dusting of flour. Set aside.

Making The Batter

  • Beat eggs and powdered sugar in a large bowl with a mixer until the sugar has dissolved and the egg mixture is creamy. About 5 minutes.
  • Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt and continue to beat until well combined. Pour the batter into the pre-greased springform pan. Drizzle the batter with sugar and almonds.
  • Bake the cake at 350° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Use a wooden toothpick to check for doneness. Remove the sides of the springform. Set aside and wait until the cake has cooled.

Making The Filling

  • In a medium bowl beat instant pudding mix and heavy cream t until thick, creamy, and easily spreadable. Add a couple of tablespoons of milk if the filling is too thick.

Assembling The Cake

  • Use a long, sharp knife to slice the cake horizontally in half. Spread the filling evenly across the bottom layer. Place the top layer back.
    Serve and enjoy



STORE - It's best to store the cake in the fridge. It will last for 2 to 3 days. 
FREEZE - If you want to freeze the cake, it is best to freeze it fresh the same day you bake it. Properly covered, it will last up to 3 months in the freezer. 


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2mg