German Christmas Gingerbread

German Christmas Gingerbread


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


servings 453 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.3g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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  1. 19 Ratings


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!

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.

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!

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

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 ca...

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...

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

We made this recipe two times this christmas. My daughter and her friend made one together that my daughter's friend took home and then we made one just for the house. It makes a lot of dough ...