Spiced Honey Slices

Honey gingerbread flavored cake squares topped with crushed hazelnuts, a casual and tasty dessert or after school snack.
Course Dessert


  • 7 oz butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp German honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 tsp gingerbread spice
  • 2 oz candied lemon peel
  • 2 oz candied orange peel
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package baking powder Dr. Oetker
  • 3 tbsp German honey
  • 4 tbsp crushed hazelnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat the butter until creamy, add the sugar and the honey and beat together until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Mix the flour and the cocoa with the cinnamon, baking soda and the gingerbread spice in a separate bowl and fold it into the egg mixture.
  • Add the candied lemon and orange peel and mix together. Lastly, add the milk and incorporate into the mixture.
  • Spoon the dough onto the greased baking tray and smooth with a spatula. Put the tray into the preheated oven and let it bake for 30 minutes.
  • Take the cake out of the oven and brush the honey on the warm cake and sprinkle the crushed hazelnuts on top of it.
  • When the cake has cooled down slice into squares and serve with a glass of milk.

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