Pepper Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes


    cake, approx. 16 × 11 cm 6 × 4 inches
    • Difficulty


Appears in
At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages

By Annie Gray

Published 2021

  • About

Anon, unpublished ms, c.184037

There are very few recipes named as pepper cake, though many recipes for pepper cake-like things exist. The name is probably taken from the German for one of the many forms of gingerbread there – Pfeffernüsse is still a current term for small gingery biscuits, and variants on the theme are also found in Belgium, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. While recipes sometimes used ye