Baking Onion Cake

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In today’s post, I’ll show you a simple recipe for a super delicious onion cake.

Traditionally a yeast dough is used for an onion cake, which should rest or rise after kneading. Alternatively or if you have no time for resting the dough, everything works well with a dough made with curd & oil instead. Have fun baking ūüôā

Cooked/Baked today: Baking Onion Cake
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Swabian Recipes, Recipes with Onions, Baking Recipes
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Baking Onion Cake

Baking Onion Cake

Baking Onion Cake

Baking Onion Cake

Ingredients for 1 Onion Cake:

…for the dough:

  • 225 grams flour
  • 125 grams curd
  • 75 milliliters milk
  • 50 milliliters oil
  • ¬Ĺ sachet baking powder
  • ¬Ĺ teaspoon salt

…more ingredients:

  • 800 grams Spanish onions
  • 150 milliliters cream
  • 100 grams smoked bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 heaping tablespoon flour
  • Salt & pepper
  • Butter for frying & greasing the springform pan

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • 26er springform pan + baking paper
  • Mixing bowl for dough
  • Rolling pin
  • Kitchen machine or mixer with dough hooks
  • Large frying pan for onions
  • Mixing bowl for egg-cream mixture
  • Whisk



Line the bottom of a springform pan with baking paper & allow the rim to snap in as usual, then grease the rim with a little butter & set pan aside until further use. Preheat the oven to 200¬įC (top/bottom heat) in good time.

…for the dough:

In a mixing bowl, combine 225 grams flour, 125 grams curd, 75 milliliters milk, 50 milliliters oil, ¬Ĺ sachet baking powder & ¬Ĺ teaspoon salt & knead together for 3 – 4 minutes with a kitchen machine or mixer with dough hooks until smooth.

Preparing Dough

Preparing Dough

Afterwards put dough on a slightly floured worktop & briefly knead again u¬īwith your hands, shape dough into a ball & then use a rolling pin to roll out in a round & about 0,5 centimeter thick dough sheet.

Transfer the dough sheet into the prepared springform pan & line the bottom as well as the rim with dough, then set springform pan aside until further use.

…for the onion filling:

Peel off onions & cut into thin strips. Heat up a large frying pan adding a heaping tablespoon butter & gently sweat onions over low to medium heat for about 10 – 12 minutes until glassy, without browning the onions while frying.

After onions are fried, sprinkle them with a heaping tablespoon flour, stir together & then remove pan from heat & allow onions to cool a bit.

Baking Onion Cake

Baking Onion Cake

Meanwhile, in mixing bowl whisk together 3 eggs, 150 milliliters cream & a generous pinch of salt & pepper until well combined. Also use a sharp knife to cut smoked bacon into small cubes.

…for the onion cake:

Fill the cooled onions into the prepared springform pan, pour over egg cream mixture & finally top the cake evenly with bacon cubes. Then bake onion cake in a preheated oven at 200¬įC (top/bottom heat) for about 35 – 40 minutes until the surface is golden brown.

Get the done onion cake out of the oven & allow to stand within the springform pan for about 10 minutes to cool. Then remove springform pan, cut onion cake into pieces & dish up on plates garnished with chopped chives. I wish you lots of fun baking ūüėČ

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):


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