“The Eierschecke is a type of cake that has remained unknown to humanity in the rest of the world, much to their detriment.” These are the words of the popular Dresden-born writer Erich Kästner (1899 – 1974), admittedly not an unbiased source. People from other parts of Germany often think that the name contains a spelling mistake and should really be written as Eierschnecke, i.e. with an ‘n’ which would make it an ‘egg snail’. However, they are wrong.
The Eierschecke consists of three layers: a yeast dough base on which a mixture of cottage cheese, custard, butter, egg, sugar and milk is liberally heaped, topped off with a mixture of creamy egg yolk, butter, sugar, custard and stiff-beaten egg whites.
Depending on individual taste, the curd can be supplemented with raisins, crumble or sliced almonds.