1/26 - We are sold out for the week. Orders placed this week will ship on Friday, 1/29. Sales will re-open on Monday, 2/1 at 10 AM EST.
Can't wait for our tasty Ginger Cakes? Try baking them yourself! Visit the Colonial Williamsburg blog for our Ginger Cakes recipe.
Our bakery has re-opened on a reduced schedule and is now accepting orders for Ginger Cakes! Due to increased safety measures, they will only be able to bake 50 boxes of Ginger Cakes each week. We will take orders for the week beginning Monday morning at 10 AM EST and close sales when we sell out of the 50 available boxes. Cakes are shipped on Friday. Please note that if you order additional items with your Ginger Cakes we will wait to ship all your items together on Friday. Thank you for your patience!
Discounts and promotions do not apply to this item. Please allow additional shipping time, as orders are shipped out once a week. Do not choose expedited shipping at checkout - we cannot express ship this item.
Gingerbread cakes are dense, slightly crumbly, and not too sweet; still taste as good as ever. A delicious baker's dozen gingerbread "cookies" come in a box shaped and illustrated like the Raleigh Tavern, in whose famed bakery the gingerbread cakes are sold. Much larger and softer than gingersnaps, a perfect gift for any occasion! To soften, pop into the microwave for 5-7 seconds. Once the cookies are gone, give the box to the kids for a doll-size (or action figure-size!) playhouse.
- Ginger cake cookies
- Raleigh Tavern-shaped box
- 13 cookies per box
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
A treasured culinary delight whenever you visit Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area is a visit to the Raleigh Tavern Bakery just behind the Raleigh Tavern, where "ginger cakes" (large, cake-like cookies) are a must-have treat.
The Raleigh Tavern, which was established about 1717, was one of the most important taverns in colonial Virginia. During "Publick Times," when the courts were in session, it served as the center of social and political activity. Its location near the Capitol and its proprietors' sympathy for the colonists' cause made it a gathering place for burgesses during the 1760s and 1770s.
The Raleigh's pervasive spirit of hospitality is well expressed in the motto gilded over the Apollo Room mantel: Hilaritas Sapientiae at Bonae Vitae Proles ("Jollity, the offspring of wisdom and good living").
Sugar, Trimoline (invert sugar), Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Salt, Baking Soda, Butter, Evaporated Milk, Unsulfured Molasses, Unbleached Flour.
Baked in a facility with nuts and tree nuts. Made in a facility that uses WHEAT, EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, and MILK.
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Excellent substitute for the warm-out-of-the-oven ones you could get pre-pandemic. Warming them up in a toaster oven for a few minutes not only warms them up, but gives them a firmer crust. Tasty!
We enjoyed the gingerbread cakes very much.
THE BEST!!! Nothing like them anywhere!!!
Ginger cakes were so fresh and great flavor
Love the size, taste and texture
They are so marvelous, I ordered a box for myself, and my sister and brother-in-law. We all love them and it has been a while.
Can't wait to order some more....
These were great. Having shopped at the Raleigh Tavern bakery many times I wasn't disappointed in the quality and taste of these.