I lived in Germany for most of my life and have had both bakery and homemade Bienenstich and the only thing this cake has that is similar to real Bienenstich is the almond topping (once a few more almonds are added to fully cover it). Bienenstich should have a very creamy filling, all through out. It really shouldn't be very cake like at all. Almost like a true combo of whipped cream, pastry cream and a very light cake. And then of course the almond crust that covers it in a creme brulee style. Mmmm!!! The only reason I'm giving this one star is because despite the fact that it is NOT Bienenstich it actually is a good cake. But since it took me half a day to make I can't say I will keep the recipe.
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I lived in Germany for most of my life and have had both bakery and homemade Bienenstich and...