Kruidkoek (Dutch spiced cake) is a very traditional Dutch recipe, the secret of this dish is that it is relatively quick to put together with the final product having a wonderful spicy and ginger taste. Over time some slight variations to the recipe have occurred. But this is the unadulterated version! The cake is easy to make, and the recipe can easily produce one large cake or two small ones.
- 500g self raising flour
- 500g dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp koek en speculaaskruiden* (mixed spice can be substituted)
- 150g candied ginger
- 400ml of water
- 1 tbsp butter
* A mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger powder, cardamom, clove, coriander seeds and orange peel