Maria Groch and her heirs
GROCH & ERBEN has always stood for the history of passionate traditional craftsmanship and high-quality Baumkuchen. We combine our proud tradition with a preference for sustainability and exceptional enjoyment. In our young, family-run team, we now deliver the most beautiful shift work in the world around the globe from our manufactory.
With the city of Cottbus, our home is located in one of the most exciting regions in Europe. Always characterised by change and diversity, the people here are constantly on the move. Just like Maria Groch, who planted the roots of GROCH & ERBEN on a cold winter’s night in 1819 with her first Baumkuchen in the immediate vicinity of our current manufactory. Her daughter became an Imperial Purveyor to the court, countless manufactories followed and made the region Germany’s go-to destination for the “King of Cakes”. In 1900, the Dresden confectioner Max Lauterbach came to Lusatia for the pastry, delivered as far as New York even back then and became a royal purveyor to the court.
The legacy of Maria Groch and Max Lauterbach is now in the hands of the Hajek family of entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, our manufactory has developed into one of the go-to places for Baumkuchen in Germany.