German Gingerbread (Lebkuchen)

German Gingerbread (Lebkuchen)


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About this recipe: An excellent recipe for gingerbread. This gingerbread is soft, moist and sweet, with just the right amount of spice. Perfect any time of the year, especially around Christmastime.


Makes: 1 tube cake

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 440g dark brown soft sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g honey
  • 4 tablespoons orange flavoured liqueur
  • 250ml soured cream
  • 125ml orange juice
  • 215g plain flour
  • 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
  • 150g raisins
  • 110g flaked almonds

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

  1. Beat the flours, baking powder and spices together.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the dark brown soft sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the honey, orange liqueur, soured 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 cake tin.
  3. Bake cake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 80 minutes or until it tests done with skewer. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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