Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

boy named Sous December 06, 2006

This was OK. Not exactly what I expected, but I probably will try it again! Thanks for posting!

Doglover61(aka Earnhardt) November 29, 2004

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