Polish Gingerbread Cake♥️

Gingerbread cake or cookies are definitely an inseparable part of Christmas time. Spicy smell quickly spreads over the entire house and the ideal Christmas atmosphere is there.

This is a recipe for a traditional Polish gingerbread cake. Between the layers you will find jam, on top of the cake is a chocolate glaze and last but not least, there are crunchy walnuts😋


the dough:

  • 550g flour
  • 250g powdered sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 250g butter
  • 100ml cream cca. 30% (optional)
  • 4 tbsp browned honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • clove

the filling:

  • jam (plum, orange)
  • chopped nuts

the chocolate glaze:

  • 100 – 150g chocolate
  • 40g butter


  1. Place honey, sugar and butter in a saucepan and cook over a medium heat until sugar melts. Let it cool.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients: flour, powdered sugar, whole eggs, baking soda (it may be dissolved in the cream), cinnamon and clove. Whisk them together until you get a smooth batter.
  3. Now you can choose from two options:
  4. Either you can split the batter into 3 cake tins and bake them already separated, or you can use just 1 cake tin and then slice the cake into 3 layers (in this case you have to wait until the cake cools completely). Before using, grease the cake tins and line them with baking parchment.
  5. Prepare the chocolate glaze – melt butter and gradually add chopped chocolate. Cook until smooth consistency.
  6. Spread the jam over the two cake layers (the bottom layer and the top layer). Sprinkle with chopped nuts (you can also use dried fruit if you wish).
  7. The layers should be like that: the bottom cake layer – jam and chopped nuts – the medium cake layer – jam and chopped nuts – the top cake layer.
  8. Pour over the chocolate glaze (it should cover the entire cake). Decorate with walnuts.

I know it seems complicated but it’s simply delicious. I believe this unique cake will easily enchant your family or friends on Christmas Eve😉



2 Comments Add yours

  1. TwoBrits says:

    Sounds amazing! We must try it! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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