A couple of weeks ago one of my colleagues and me were talking about german food and when she mentioned my all time favorite cake, I just knew I had to make it someday. And the next weekend that day had arrived :) So here you go, one of the best cakes ever:
100 g butter
100 g sugar
1 package vanilla sugar
1 package pudding powder (vanilla flavor)
4 tablespoons milk
250 g flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
lemon juice, powdered sugar, chocolate glaze for decorating
You mix all the ingredients together, not the one for decorating though ;) I would recommend to warm up the butter in a pan to make it easier to blend in. Then you put small piles of dough on a baking sheet and bake them under 10-15 minutes at 200°C.
When the cakes are ready you flip them up side down and put them on a grid. Blend the lemon juice with the powdered sugar to a sticky texture and put it on the cakes.
Let the first layer of glaze dry and add another one if needed. When everything is dry you can put the chocolate on top. I did it the traditional way but you can decorate the cakes as you like! Bon appétit :)
P.S.: I tried to find out why they are called “americans” and found four different explanations 1. it’s a short form for ammonium (baking soda). 2. American soldiers created this cake during WW2 in Germany. 3. A cake named “black and white” came to Germany in the 50s and Amerikaner was easier to pronounce. 4. Because they look like Brody-helmets from WW1.