Lebkuchen No. 2

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 7 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, grated
  • ¼ lb. orange peel
  • ¼ lb. citron
  • ½ lb. almonds
  • ½ lb. chocolate
  • cups flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • A little lemon juice


Separate the eggs, reserving the whites of 3 for the frosting.

Beat 7 yolks and 4 whites of egg very light, add the sugar and beat again; add molasses and spices, the chocolate grated, almonds blanched and grated, or ground, citron and orange peel, cut fine, and the flour and baking powder.

Spread dough inches thick in well greased, long pans, with well floured hands. Bake in a very moderate oven, and before removing from pans cut into squares and ice with Plain Frosting. Bake one week before using.