German Christmas Gingerbread

German Christmas Gingerbread

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Recipe by  Carol

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

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Original recipe yields 1 tube cake



  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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Captain Lori

Captain Lori

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 little. It's not overly sweet, which I like. The recipe is easy to follow, and it makes your house smell FABULOUS! It is very authentic-tasting. You simply MUST make this cake.



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!!!

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Amount Per Serving (14 total)

  • Calories
  • 518 cal
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 22 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs
  • 75.7 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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