Lebkuchen ⁣Cake Recipe

Lebkuchen Cake: A Culinary‌ Delight

There’s⁢ something 𝅺magical about Lebkuchen‌ Cake that transports your​ taste 𝅺buds to a world ‌of spice-filled​ goodness. This traditional German treat‍ is a ‍delightful 𝅺blend ‍of holiday flavors,⁢ rich textures, and centuries-old traditions. Get ready ⁢to indulge in layers‍ of‍ perplexing ‍ingredients‌ and⁢ experience the ⁣burstiness of ‍flavors ⁤that⁢ will leave ⁢you⁣ craving for more.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking‍ powder
  • 1/2 ​teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁣ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2⁢ teaspoon‌ ground‍ cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground⁢ nutmeg
  • 1/2⁣ teaspoon ground ⁣ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon⁤ ground ‌cardamom
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1⁤ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large‍ eggs
  • 1 tablespoon​ molasses
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup chopped ⁣almonds
  • 1/4 cup ‍candied ⁢orange peel
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • Powdered‌ sugar𝅺 for ​dusting


  1. Preheat⁣ your⁤ oven to⁣ 350°F𝅺 (175°C).
  2. In a‌ bowl,𝅺 combine the flour,‌ baking​ powder, baking ​soda,𝅺 cinnamon, cloves,‍ nutmeg, ginger,‌ and ⁣cardamom.⁢ Set it ⁤aside​ for a⁤ moment.
  3. In 𝅺a ⁣separate bowl, cream ‍together the⁢ butter ​and sugar‌ until light⁤ and fluffy.
  4. Beat​ in the⁤ eggs,​ one⁤ at a ⁣time,⁤ and molasses until well incorporated.
  5. Add half ​of ⁤the flour mixture to the ⁣wet ingredients,⁢ followed by the buttermilk. Mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in the remaining ⁣flour mixture,‍ almonds, candied orange peel,⁢ and raisins. Mix until ‍all ‍ingredients are evenly ⁤distributed.
  7. Pour the⁢ batter ⁢into a ⁣greased cake ‌pan and smooth the top with ‍a‌ spatula.
  8. Bake for 40-45 ⁣minutes, or ⁤until a⁣ toothpick⁣ inserted into ​the ⁣center ⁣comes out clean.
  9. Allow⁤ the cake to ⁤cool ⁤for a few ‌minutes before​ transferring it to a wire⁢ rack 𝅺to cool completely.
  10. Dust ⁣the⁤ chilled‍ Lebkuchen Cake with ⁣powdered sugar,‍ adding‍ a​ touch of‍ whimsy⁢ to its already ⁣charming appearance.
  11. Slice ‌a generous ⁤piece, savor the moment, and⁣ let the complex‌ flavors of𝅺 spice, citrus, and almonds mesmerize your ⁢palate.

Lebkuchen‍ Cake is truly a work ‌of​