Guest Feature: German “Sprite” Muffins
Being German it is important for my husband and I to integrate our two kids , Sophia and Fiona, into our daily routine.
While living in the United States we wanted to teach our girls about German traditions such as Sunday “Coffee and Cake”.
Having two young children it was hard to find a perfect cake that was quick to make and creates minimal mess, but after some research we found a delicious German recipe for a German Sprite Cake. The secret ingredient to this light and fluffy cake is the Sprite. Not a traditional ingredient you would find in American muffins, but the bubbles create a great airiness to the final product.
It’s not uncommon to find old German recipes that call for a “coffee mug” measurement for a single ingredients so this recipe has been adapted to common Cup size to take the guess work out of a “coffee mug” amount. The four main ingredients, Sugar, Oil, Sprite and Flour are all easy to remember Cup measurements for your kitchen helper. As you can see the kids will love the sweet and fluffy (Sprite) mini muffins they create, and the mess will stay in range, more or less.
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Cups - Sugar
- 1 Cup - Oil
- 1 Cup - Sprite
- 3 Cup - All-Purpose Flour
- 1 packet of Vanilla Sugar
- 3 Teaspoons - Baking Powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F and add paper muffin liners to your muffin tin
- Add the eggs, sugar, oil and sprite to your stand mixer and combine
- Once combined, add half the flour, mix until combined. Add the other half flour and mix
- Add the vanilla sugar and baking powder until combined
- Pour the batter half way up each muffin well and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick is clear. If making mini-muffins, bake 10-15 minutes. If making a cake, bake 30 minutes
- Allow to cool before adding your favorite frosting on top
Other Baking Times: If making a Cake = 30 minute baking time If making mini-muffins = 10-15 minute baking time If making regular size muffins = 15-20 minutes baking time
Barbara is a mother of two young girls and while her family lived in the United States she enjoyed sharing her German traditions, like this recipe for German Sprite Cake. She now resides in Germany with her family.
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