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Welcome to Pipka's!

I'm a baker, artist, and shopkeeper in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. For years I served my customers a sample of my version of my family's almond cake as a friendly greeting when they came to view my Santas and other holiday delights. The original recipe was handed down to me by my German grandmother: it's one recipe, one bowl, seven ingredients. So yummy and so easy!

What else could I do but import my special baker's grade pan from Germany and create the Pipka's Almond Cake Cakelet Recipe Book? Now people all over the country are baking, sharing and loving this cake and it's many variations. The icing on the cake? I offer other items to bring joy to baking and entertaining!

​P.S. Due to requests, I'm making retired Santas from my collection available both online and in-store.

​Pipka’s Original Almond Cake


Beat well: 1¼ cup sugar, 1 egg, 1½ tsp Pipka’s Pure Almond Extract, and  ⅔ cup whole milk. 

Mix in: 1½ cup flour, ½ tsp baking powder.

Slowly add: 1 stick melted unsalted butter, cooled.

Generously butter and flour Pipka’s Almond Cake Pan. Pour batter into pan.

Sprinkle slivered almonds and Turbinado sugar (optional) on top.

Bake at 350° for 38-42 minutes until golden brown.

Cool in pan for 6-8 minutes. Invert cake onto cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar before serving.


Pipka's of Door County   2340 Mill Road,  Sister Bay, WI  54234     920.854.4392   


Tuesday - 10am-4pm  /  Thursday - Saturday, 10am-4pm

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