Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by PanNan

A dense bar type dessert served at Sinterklaas time (December 5) in Holland. It's delicious any time.

Top Review by boy named Sous

Happy Sinterklaas Day December 6th! I loved this cake! Very dangerous though! I could eat the whole pan! Very Gingerbready and spicy. The recipe did not tell me what degrees to cook it at, so I cooked it at 350 for the recommended time and had to add 5 more minutes. Also, the recipe says it should be a stiff dough, but mine was more like a batter. I did not put it on a floured board but I folded the almonds in and poured/spooned it into a 13x9x2 pan. It filled the pan more than half way up the pan and we cut it into 48 generous "brownie size" squares! I took it to a St. Nicolas celebration at Church and it was a hit. I had requests for the recipe, so thank you panNan for a lovely treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar, add soda dissolved in the water.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients together.
  3. Then mix with creamy mixture to make a soft dough.
  4. Place on floured board, knead in almonds and roll out to about 1/4" thick.
  5. Place into browny pan and bake about 30 minutes or until done.
  6. Cut into squares before it has completely cooled.

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