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Lebkuchen Cake (German Spice Cake) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carol Johnson Boulris
Added: Monday, March 20, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. dark brown sugar
4 whole eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 T. cocoa
2 C. flour

Icing: 1 C.confectioner's sugar
2 T.hot water
1 T. lemon juice

slivered blanched almonds for decoration
candied red cherries, cut in half

Directions:
Directions:
Mix together all cake ingredients. Bake in a greased 8" X 8" pan or 8" layer cake pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or more. Test at that point .You might need to bake it for 5 or more minutes longer---watch carefully.It cooks fast and be careful not to dry it out.Take out of oven when it is still A LITTLE moist in the middle.

Icing: Make a glaze from confectioner's sugar,lemon juice and water and put on while cake is hot. Before icing dries, decorate with almonds at curved edge on round pan-------place half of cherry in center of what will be a slice and three almond pieces radiating out from cherry to imaginary triangle points.

Cool completely before cutting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A moist and delicious spice cake, reminiscent of the famous Nurnberg lebkuchen cookie,which is a Bavarian Christmas "must".

 

 

 

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