German Christmas gingerbread cake

German Christmas gingerbread cake


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This is a great German Christmas recipe. Very different to the usual gingerbread- spicy and orangey!


Serves: 14 

  • 1 2/3 cups (170g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (125g) wholemeal flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 2 cups (310g) packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (220g) honey, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) orange liqueur
  • 250g sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
  • 1 cup (155g) raisins
  • 1 cup (125g) blanched slivered almonds

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

  1. Mix together the flours, baking powder, and spices.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the honey, orange liqueur, sour cream, and orange juice. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture, and then stir in the raisins and almonds. Pour the batter into a greased and floured ring tin.
  3. Bake cake at 180 degrees C for 80 minutes, or until it tests done with toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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