(German, lit.: "bee sting") - Classic German cake with a crunchy crust and a fluffy filling.

The tender yeast-based cake layers are traditionally filled with custard (or vanilla pudding) and topped with roasted almond slices in a caramelized honey glazing.

Why it's called "bee sting cake" is unclear. Legend has it that one morning in 1474, the citizens of Linz on the Rhine set out to raid the neighboring town of Andernach. As they approached, they were spotted by two young bakers from Andernach who were just strolling along the town walls, nibbling honey from beehives. The bakers hurled the hives at them, and the attackers fled, pricking all over. To mark the occasion, a special cake was invented - the Bienenstich.



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