Almond Spice Cake with Orange Glaze

Almond Spice Cake with Orange Glaze
20 min.
1 hr
Ready in


for 15 pieces Loaf pan, 28 cm long (approximately 11 inches)
For the batter
2 centimeters fresh Ginger root
200 grams softened Butter
100 grams Honey
4 Eggs
100 grams ground almonds
1 teaspoon ground Vanilla
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 pinch ground Cloves
1 pinch Cardamom
300 grams Pastry flour
1 packet Baking powder
2 tablespoons Spiced rum
200 milliliters Milk
Fat (and breadcrumbs for the pan)
For the glaze
150 grams Powdered sugar
3 tablespoons Orange juice
2 tablespoons Orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
75 grams Sliced almonds
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Preparation steps

Step 1/3

Preheat the oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F). Peel the ginger and grate finely. Whip the butter, honey and eggs until fluffy. Stir in the ground almonds, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom. Stir in the flour and baking powder then the rum and milk.

Step 2/3

Grease the loaf pan and sprinkle with breadcrumbs, fill with the batter, smooth the surface and bake for 40 minutes. Remove and let rest briefly in the pan. Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 3/3

For the glaze: Stir the powdered sugar, orange juice and orange liqueur together. Spread over the cake to glaze and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Let dry before serving.