Glazed Lebkuchen

Glazed Lebkuchen Glazed Lebkuchen

Honey and spices give great flavor to these cake-like bars topped with a thin sugar glaze.

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  • prep 10 min
  • serves 12


  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 cup chopped slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped citron
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped candied lemon peel


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hot milk or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Candied cherries and additional citron

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a saucepan, bring honey to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, combine honey and sugars; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • 2

    Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and allspice; gradually add to honey mixture. Stir in nuts, citron and lemon peel (mixture will be thick).

  • 3

    Press into a greased 15-inch x 10-inch x 1-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 20-28 minutes or until top springs back with lightly touched. Meanwhile, combine the confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla; mix well.

  • 4

    Spread over bars while warm. Immediately cut into bars. Decorate with cherries and citron. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

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