German Advocaat Cake

This classic German cake takes a mere 10 minutes to mix up and features a generous amount of advocaat, a brandy-based liqueur. It's an Easter classic in Germany but it tastes great all year long.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 bundt cake


  • 1 cup sunflower seed oil

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 cup advocaat egg liqueur

  • 1 tablespoon advocaat egg liqueur

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a Bundt cake pan.

  2. Beat together sunflower seed oil, white sugar, and eggs with an electric mixer until well combined. Slowly add advocaat egg liqueur while stirring.

  3. Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl and fold flour mixture into the batter with a spatula until well combined. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven on the lowest rack of your oven until a tester comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Advocaat egg liqueur is a brandy-based liqueur with an eggnog-like consistency, made with egg and sugar. It is available at many liquor stores or can be ordered online.

This recipe was originally in metric measures - the metric measures are 250 ml sunflower oil, 250 g sugar, 250 ml advocaat egg liqueur, and 250 g flour.

For a traditional German cake, use a Kugelhopf Bundt(R) cake pan for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
25g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 6g
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 61mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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