We are sorry but Ginger Cakes will not be available for the foreseeable future. As soon as we have an update on when they will return we will post a notice here. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Can't wait for our tasty Ginger Cakes? Try baking them yourself! Visit the Colonial Williamsburg blog for our Ginger Cakes recipe.
The bakery is currently closed. We will update this page as soon as we have a re-opening date.
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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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I love the gingerbread cakes! They are great with my morning coffee!
The only reason for the 4 stars is that I think the Raleigh Tavern Box could be shipped flat with the ginger cakes and thereby save on the shipping costs which is somewhat high.
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....