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Whole Wheat Gingerbread - Vollwert Lebkuchen


Whole Wheat Gingerbread with No Refined Sugar

Whole Wheat Gingerbread with No Refined Sugar


Try this cake warm from the oven with some whipped cream, or spoon the batter over applesauce in a Dutch oven and steam it like a pudding cake. This whole grain cake has no refined sugar but lots of flavor.

Makes 9 pieces of gingerbread.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 c. virgin coconut oil (or shortening)
  • 1/2 c. date sugar (ground dates)
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour (white whole wheat is good)
  • 3/4 c. brown rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 c. boiling water


Beat the coconut oil (solid at room temperature) with the date sugar a molasses for 3-5 minutes until light brown. Add the egg and beat well.

Mix the flours and the other dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and then add to the liquids and mix well.

Add the boiling water and stir again. Pour batter into a greased, 9 inch by 9 inch pan and bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until middle is set and sides just start to pull away from side of pan.

See cake in pan.

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