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German Christmas Gingerbread

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"This is a good recipe for Christmas and very different to our North American one."
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Ingredients

servings 518
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 tube cake)

Directions

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  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 tube pan.
  3. Bake cake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 80 minutes, or until it tests done with toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 518 calories; 22 75.7 6.8 82 269 Full nutrition

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This recipe will make you a rock star! I have made it for the last 2 years as Christmas gifts, and my German friends all comment on how it reminds them of the holidays from when they were littl...

Most helpful critical review

I followed this recipe completely, except no orange liqueur available to use. Prepped the pan, but the cake baked unevenly (dry on outside, still uncooked inside), and it fell apart when I trie...

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This recipe will make you a rock star! I have made it for the last 2 years as Christmas gifts, and my German friends all comment on how it reminds them of the holidays from when they were littl...

My husband and kids loved this bread! I substituted applesauce for the butter and egg beaters for the eggs, it was just delicious! I also cooked it in two loaf pans, so I'd be able to share!

This cake is not too sweet. It has been a hit eveytime I make it!

This is wonderful, I will add more ginger next time but really is great as is. I'll definitely make it again!!!

We weren't sure to use dark or light brown sugar. We chose light and it turned out great! We put a bit of whipping cream on when we served it.

My family loved this recipe and the aroma was wonderful while it baked! However, everyone agreed that it tasted more like fruit cake than gingerbread. I used the very best ingredients: freshly ...

Spactacular recipe! I didn't change anything except for not adding the almonds. This tastes excellent just the way it is. I took it to my son's preschool for a special snack and it was loved!...

One word, delicious! I really like spicy cakes like this one!

Yum...this is the perfect compromise between a spice cake and the German gingerbread dessert my Oma made for so many years. My cake was done at 55 minutes - so make sure you check it early! I ...