Spicy Gingerbread Cake

Spicy Gingerbread Cake


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This recipe is for a deliciously spicy gingerbread cake, perfect for Christmas. You can also just serve it for dessert or to guests with coffee.


Serves: 16 

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 2 cups (375g) packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
  • 1 2/3 cups (200g) 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
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup blanched slivered almonds

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

  1. Whisk together the flours, baking powder and spices.
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter or margarine 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. Turn 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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