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Victorian Christmas: Victorian Inspired Gingerbread Recipe

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We’re continuing the Victorian Christmas theme as a nod to our annual Victorian Christmas Market. We weren’t able to host the Market this year due to the circumstances, but we can’t wait for its return!

Follow our simple, Victorian inspired gingerbread cake recipe and create a delicious festive treat, with the added bonus of filling your home with the smell of fresh gingerbread!

Fancy doing some Christmas crafting too? Click HERE to see our earlier blog post on how to make your own Vicotorian Christmas Kissing Ball decoration.

Read below for our gingerbread cake recipe! 


Delicious Gingerbread Cake (Image Source:



Servings: 4+



  • 200 grams treacle
  • 50 grams brown sugar
  • 50 grams butter
  • 75 millilitres milk
  • 300 grams flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 180 C
  • Gently warm the treacle, sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan, until the butter melts
  • Sift the flour, ginger, allspice and bicarbonate of soda into a separate bowl.
  • Stir in the treacle mixture and mix thoroughly. Add the egg and mix thoroughly again.
  • Grease your cake tin and pour in the mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Gently test the centre of the cake with a knife. If the knife comes out clean, your cake is ready to come out of the oven.
  • Leave your cake to cool for 30 mins, then serve with ice cream or custard.


Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place. Keep for one week.

We'd love to see your finished Gingerbread Cake! Tag us in your Facebook photo using #kelhamcountdown and your photo may be shared in our Stories. 


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