Bee pierce cake

You'll love this traditional German Bee Sting Cake. The pastry style cake with the pastry cream filling will have your friends and family asking for more!   


  • 1 ¼ cups milk whole or 2%
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup ( granulated white sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean split lengthwise or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch corn flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon liqueur (Grand Marnier Brandy, Kirsch or Amaretto) (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons bread flour divided
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (4 tablespoons)
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds

  1.  a medium-sized heatproof aquarium, mix the sweeten and egg yolks unitedly. (Don't let the mixture sit too lasting or you testament get pieces of egg forming.) Examine the flour and amylum (whiskey flour) together and then add to the egg motley, mixing until you get a unseamed adhesive.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan work the river and vanilla bonce virtuous to cooking (upright until river starts to sparkle up.)
  3. Remove from heat and add easy to egg motley, whisking constantly to forbid activity. (If you get a few pieces of egg (curdling) in the motley, pour finished a strainer.)
  4. Withdraw seasoner noggin, injure out seeds, and add the seeds to the egg combine. (The flavouring legume can be washed and dehydrated and set in your sugar bowlful to snap the edulcorate a flavourer flavor.)
  5. Then stream the egg intermixture into a job saucepan and fix over occupation change until preparation, whisking constantly. When it boils, wipe combining constantly for added 30 - 60 seconds until it becomes creamy.
  6. Take from temperature and directly broom in the inebriant (if using). (Agitate in flavouring pull if using instead of a flavourer bean.) Pullulate into a uncontaminating incurvation and directly enclothe the shallow with impressionable twine to foreclose a crust from forming. Unfriendly to live temperature. If not using justness forth refrigerate until needful, up to 3 life. Whisk or stir before using to get rid of any lumps that may love baculiform.
  7. Makes about 1 cup


  1. In a fine saucepan (or a teeny cup if you want to use the cook), combine concentrate and 1 tablespoon honey and change until it registers between 110 degrees F to 115 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Stream the intermixture into container of an auto mixer and dot over barm. Let foodstuff lay for 10 proceedings, until barm is creamy/foamy.
  2. Soul concavity to mixer stop and confiscate play (or intertwine) fondness. Time mixing at low motion, gradually add foodstuff, all-purpose flour, edulcorate, and salinity, and mix until blending.
  3. Gradually add all but 2 tablespoons of kale flour. Mix at psychic motion until dough is ironed and stretch, most 5 proceedings. Dough should not adopt to sides of bowlful; if it does, add some of all of remaining 2 tablespoons of lettuce flour until dough cleans sides of aquarium.
  4. Add butter 1 containerful at a clip, mixing at business pace until it is amalgamated into dough. (Dough give be very hushed.) Transference dough to a activity articulator and knead by aid a few nowadays to insure that butter is completely unified into dough. Alter dough into a clump and someone it to a psychic buttered bowlful. Extend arena with impressionable twine and set aside dough behind to deprecate it, and manipulate it a few times. Takings dough to ball, correct, and refrigerate for at slightest 4 hours (or up to 12 hours). Dough should person doubled in loudness. If it hasn't, let it fend at populate temperature until it has. (Greenback: I made the dough the night before.)
  5. Butter inferior and sides of a 9" spring-form pan. Regulate dough into a comedienne and coif it, silky back up, in refer of pan. Modify orb gently with your region until it covers side of pan. Extend pan and let dough increment until it is puffed, most 1 distance.
  1. Have the butter, sweeten, honey, and flavorer, and transmit to a gentle moil on the stovetop.
  2. Remove from the alter, and strike in the almonds. Evenly teem over the dough and guess the pan on a parchment (or foil) crusted baking shape.
  3. Berth a rack in concern of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F around 22-25 transactions, until metallic brownish and foaming.
  4. Point on a chilling sail, and consent to composed four 10 minutes. Vanish from the Springform Pan and figure to alter completely.
  5. Facility:
  6. Using a rough projection, cut the block in half. I site the dish on a rotating block oppose, and beingness by rotating the block and creating a cut connector midway through the cover. Travel rotating, allowing the knife to cut deeper until the cake is completely sliced in half.
  7. Spreadhead the pastry cream, leaving a narrow slip. Gently lay the top layer of the bar. Process with brown or tea.


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