Buckwheat gateau
Alternative namesBuckwheat torte
Place of originGermany
Region or stateLüneburg Heath
Main ingredientsBuckwheat flour, heather honey, yoghurt, cranberries, whipped cream, chocolate

Buckwheat gateau or Buckwheat torte (German: Buchweizentorte) is a dessert that is a speciality of the Lüneburg Heath region of Lower Saxony in northern Germany.[1][2]

The gateau consists of layers of cake made from buckwheat flour and heather honey, separated by a fruit layer using yoghurt and cranberries and topped by whipped cream and chocolate shavings.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b A Taste of the Lowlands - Lunenburg Heath Buckwheat Torte at lowlands-l.net. Accessed on 13 Feb 2012.
  2. ^ Heinzelmann, Ursula (2008). Food Culture in Germany, Greenwood Press, Westport, USA. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-313-34494-7