Time is flying by at the moment. It’s crazy. Only a few weeks left until it’s Christmas. Not sure how  you feel, but as of November I can live with all the Christmas cookies and other festive things in supermarkets all around. And speaking about cookies – this cake is made of spiced cookies called “Spekulatius” that are very commen during the Christmas season.

See how to make the cake here:

For the cake:
200g Spekulatius (spiced cookies)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
A bit of tangerine or orange peel
1 pack of vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
200g soft butter
4 eggs
100ml butter milk
50g sugar
200g flour

For the glaze:
4 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
200g powdered sugar
2 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (circulating air).
Line a cake baking tin (or alternatively butter it).

In a mixer, grind the cookies (or alternatively use place the cookies in a bad and grind with the bottom of a pot). Add the spices and orange/tangerine peel. Now add butter, eggs and butter milk. Mix flour and baking powder and then mix with the rest.

Pour the batter into the lined baking tin and place in the oven for approx. 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Use a wooden skewer to check if the cake is ready – if still doughy, leave in for another bit, if the skewer is dry, its ready. But don’t leave in too long, so the cake doesn’t dry out.

Once ready, let the cake cool off and then place onto a platter.

While the cake is in the oven, prepare the glaze. Mix all ingredients (except cinnamon) together so you receive a creamy consistency. Then spread over the cooled-off cake and sprinkle with cinnamon and/or with a few crumbles of the Spekulatius cookies. Enjoy!

PS: My glaze didn’t turn out perfect, but still tasted nice 😉