German Christmas Gingerbread


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

German Christmas Gingerbread


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup blanched slivered almonds


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.

Comments (3)


Ok. So I am totally trying this one!!! My GF is would be making it right now, but the liqour stores are closed right now! Will make an update tomorrow, as I am out of sour cream! I can't wait to add a dress size!!!!


OMG!!!! I have now passed this recipe on to 3 other people. It is amazing!!!! And I have the thighs to prove to! I substituted candied ginger for the raisins. To die for!!! If I could figure out where to vote for it I would give it 10 out of 10! Excellent!!!


to vote all you have to do is drag your cursor along the stars above the recipe name and then click on the star corresponding to the rating you would like to give...agreed this recipe is amazing :D:D thank you so much for posting it :D

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