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Gingerbread Cake is the perfect light and fluffy, spice filled cake for Christmas that is topped with cream cheese icing.
Christmas is less than a week away! Can you believe it??
I thought we would never reach the end of 2020 and yet here we are… Finally!
I have this final Christmas recipe to share with you all and I hope you include it in your holiday celebrations because its a good one!
This gingerbread cake is like eating gingerbread men in soft and fluffy cake form! The sweet, vanilla cream cheese icing compliments the heavily spiced cake to make this a cake to remember!
To get the signature gingerbread flavour we use a combination of ground ginger, cinnamon and cloves. And to make this deep and rich we use brown sugar and treacle as the base.
How To Make The Gingerbread Cake
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- 1 Cup Butter (220g)
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar (200g)
- 3/4 Cup Treacle (270g)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 Large Eggs
- 3 Cups All Purpose Flour (375g)
- 4 tsp Ground Ginger (10.56g)
- 3 tsp Ground Cinnamon (7.92g)
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Milk (125mL)
Cream Cheese Icing;
- 1 Cup Cream Cheese, Room Temperature (250g)
- 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened (110g)
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 and 1/2 – 3 Cups Icing Sugar (320-380g)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease or line a 24cm (9 and 1/2") square baking pan with baking paper and set aside.
- Melt the butter, brown sugar and treacle in a medium sized saucepan over a medium heat. Once melted together, take off the heat and add in the vanilla.
- Set aside to cool for 10 minutes before adding in the eggs and mixing them through.
- In a large bowl sift in the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
- Pour in the treacle mixture and fold through until smooth.
- Finally stir through the milk and then pour into the prepared pan.
- Place in the oven to bake for 40-50 minutes.
- I checked mine at 35 minutes and then kept checking the cake every 5 minutes by inserting a skewer into the middle to check that its done.
- You don't want to over bake!
- Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Icing;
- Beat the butter until smooth.
- Add in the cream cheese and beat together until smooth.
- Add in the vanilla extract and slowly add the icing sugar until all combined.
- Smooth over the top and sides of the gingerbread cake (or decorate how you like and serve!
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