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German Christmas Gingerbread Recipe

German Christmas Gingerbread

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"This is a good recipe for Christmas and very different to our North American one. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com."

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Original recipe makes 1 tube cake Change Servings
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Directions

  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 29, 2006

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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2007

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 tried to remove it from the pan. Flavor just okay. The raisins and nuts did not help the flavor. What did I do wrong???

 

19 Ratings

Dec 11, 2005

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.

 
Dec 23, 2007

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! I am making it again for Christmas right now. Only note I have to leave is that I used loaf pans and it definitely makes more than two! It overflowed all over, so now I am making it into four loaves, two cups of batter each. We'll see how it turns out!

 
Oct 17, 2003

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

 
Dec 18, 2006

This is delicous! Beware that the batter makes very big loaves; I split it into two pans.

 
Dec 13, 2008

My kids could not get enough!!! Thank you for sharing. Don't open the door (or in my case don't let the kids roam the kitchen) of the oven before it's done, otherwise it goes down just like a cake.

 
Dec 23, 2003

I made this for friends and family last Christmas (2002) and rave reviews wer returned. This tasty bread does not last for long!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.3 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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