German Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich)
This is a quick and easy variation of the classic German Bee Sting Cake that gives you a butter cream torte flavour without the labour intensity!
Servings Prep Time
12servings 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
12servings 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 20minutes
  • 1 French vanilla cake mixor similar neutral flavour
  • 1/2cup honey
  • 6Tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1/2cup almond slices
  • 1 1/4cup whipping cream
  • 14oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1cup 10% cream
  1. Preheat oven according to cake mix instructions.
  2. Melt butter for topping in a non-stick saucepan over medium/low heat. Add honey and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, remove from heat and add vanilla and almond slices. Allow to cool.
  3. Line 2 – 8″ round cake pans or 1 – 10″ spring form pan with parchment paper. Prepare cake mix according to instructions.
  4. Pour cake batter into your cake pan(s). Sprinkle top of 1 pan with a Tbsp of flour or so. Gently pour/spread honey almond topping over top of 1 pan.
  5. Bake according to manufacturers instructions.
  6. Remove cake from oven when toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool about 20 minutes. If using 1 pan, remove cake from pan and slice horizontally in half. If using 2 pans remove bottom of cake from pan and remove parchment paper. Transfer bottom cake to serving platter.
  7. To prepare the filling beat whipping cream until it forms stiff. Beat in pudding mix and continue beating until it is stiff. Beat in the 10% cream until well mixed.
  8. Spread half the filling over the bottom layer of the cake. Position the top layer with the almond topping side up over the bottom layer. With a spatula spread the remaining pudding mix around the sides to completely cover. Leave the almond filling exposed for top of cake.
  9. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Variation:  If you want a fluffier filling you can omit 10% cream and use 2 cups of whipping cream + pudding powder.  You can also choose to use all the filling between the layers and and leave the sides exposed.

Nutrition Facts
German Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 431mg 18%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 39g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 10%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.