French spice cake

6 servings
15 min
30 min
Very Easy
407 Kcal
Pain d’epices, an old classic recipe to explore french gastronomy. The texture is almost like a cake, so it is perfect for a toast in the morning or as an appetizer. Comforting, sweet and fragrant, it is a must!


Number of serving: 6
150 ml whole  milk

100 gr honey

100 gr butter

200 gr all-purpose flour

5 gr baking powder

120 gr packed brown sugar

1 egg

pinch of salt

6 gr ground cinnamon

1  clove

2 gr ginger

50 gr candied orange peel


Bread loaf pan (25 cm)


  • Step 1 - French spice cake
    In a bowl combine: ground cinnamon, ginger, clove and pinch of salt.
  • Step 2 - French spice cake
    In a saucepan combine milk + butter + honey. Cook and stir over low heat until everything is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Step 3 - French spice cake
    In a large bowl, whisk baking powder + flour + brown sugar and add the spice mix. Stir until just combined.
  • Step 4 - French spice cake
    In the middle, make a hole. Pour the milk mixture into it. Stir well.
  • Step 5 - French spice cake
    Add the candied orange peel. Transfer to a greased loaf pan. Bake 30 min 180ºC or a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean.
  • It´s ready!



Nutritional informations (for 1 serving):


Nutritional information for 1 serving = 131g
Calories: 407Kcal
  • Carbo: 59.3g
  • Total fat: 15.3g
  • Saturated fat: 9.7g
  • Proteins: 6.5g
  • Fibers: 2.1g
  • Sugar: 35.9g
  • ProPoints: 11
  • SmartPoints: 19

* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet


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