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Dutch Spiced Cake

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Dutch Spiced Cake

Dutch Spiced Cake - Hearty version of the popular breakfast cake - with gingerbread spices

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Health Score:
5,7 / 10
30 min.
ready in 2 h. 10 min.
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Nutritional values

Spiced bread provides plenty of carbohydrates that make you feel full, but that's not the only reason why they are indispensable: carbohydrates are our main source of energy, they are also available at short notice and the body can burn them easily. The brain cells in particular depend on a regular supply of this macronutrient.

If you add a few tablespoons of oat bran to the dough - then take a little more milk to mix - you are also providing soluble fibre, which stimulates the formation of bile acids from cholesterol. As a result, less cholesterol gets into the blood and the cholesterol level drops accordingly.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie327 kcal(16 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates50 g(33 %)
Sugar added16 g(64 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.5 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E2.3 mg(19 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin2 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate23 μg(8 %)
Pantothenic acid0.4 mg(7 %)
Biotin5.9 μg(13 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C3 mg(3 %)
Potassium192 mg(5 %)
Calcium63 mg(6 %)
Magnesium29 mg(10 %)
Iron1.4 mg(9 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.9 mg(11 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.5 g
Uric acid26 mg
Cholesterol72 mg
Development of this recipe:


4 ounces Dried apple ring
3 ounces candied ginger
3 ounces chopped almonds
3 tablespoons brown Rum
4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
8 ounces Molasses
2 ounces butter
½ cup
3 eggs
1 pound Pastry flour
1 pinch Baking powder
1 pinch Gingerbread spice
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Oven rack, 3 Jars (each 580 ml), 1 Small knife, 1 Brush

Preparation steps

Dutch Spiced Cake preparation step 1

Cut dried apple into fine dice and soak for 20 minutes in lukewarm water. Drain and squeeze out excess liquid. 

Dutch Spiced Cake preparation step 2

Finely chop ginger and mix with almonds and rum in a bowl. Add apple and let stand for 20 minutes.

Dutch Spiced Cake preparation step 3

Coat the insides of 3 jars (each 580 ml (each approximately 20 ounces) with a little butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs, tapping out excess. Chill in the refrigerator.

Dutch Spiced Cake preparation step 4

In a small pot, heat the molasses and remaining butter until the butter melts, then stir in the milk and add eggs, one at a time, and mix well to combine.

Dutch Spiced Cake preparation step 5

In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, gingerbread spice and 1 pinch of salt. Add dried-apple mixture and molasses mixture and beat with dough hook of a hand mixer until smooth.

Dutch Spiced Cake preparation step 6

Divide batter among 3 glasses and smooth tops. 

Dutch Spiced Cake preparation step 7

Bake on second rack from bottom of preheated oven at 150°C (fan 130°C, gas: mark 1-2) (approximately 300°F) until set, about 75 minutes. Allow to cool before unmolding cakes and serving.