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German pound cake with white chocolate and lemon topping (Sandkuchen)

German pound cake

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Total time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Servings: 10-12 People


Cake batter
  • 250 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • lemon zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 g flour
  • 150 g starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3-4 tsp cream
  • 1 tbsp eggnog
  • pinch of salt
  • 150 g favourite jam
  • 400 g white chocolate
  • lemon juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


1. Preheat the oven up to 180° C. Melt the butter.
2. Mix together the eggs with sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Add the melted butter and beat the mixture until foamy.
3. Sift flour and starch into a bowl and add the baking powder. Add the flour mix into the wet ingredients step by step.
4. Add the eggnog and some lemon zest and mix up one last time.
5. Grease the loaf pan with butter or coconut oil. Fill the pan with the dough and bake 60 mins on the middle shelf.
6. After baking, let the cake rest in the pan for at least 10 mins, remove from the baking form and let cool off completely.
7. Cut the cake horizontally into two or three layers and coat the lower and middle layer with your favourite jam. Put the layers together, the one without jam goes on top.
8. For the icing chopp the chocolate into squares and melt together with the coconut oil until creamy. Add in the lemon juice and lemon zest to your liking and glaze the cake. Let the icing set.
9. Enjoy! 🙂

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