Gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting is an easy, quick and fabulous cake, which could became your favorite traditional dessert during Christmas holidays.
The gingerbread cake is fluffy and fragrant with its light texture. It can be enjoyed as it is or covered with a generous layer of cream cheese frosting. It will remind you a snowy landscape: a perfect dessert for your Christmas table!
As the name suggests, the ginger bread cake has a pleasantly spicy dough: it is flavored with the classic combo of cinnamon and ginger powder.
The traditional gingerbread cake recipe requires molasses which, in addition to sweetness, gives the cake a unique and intense aroma; you can choose maple syrup instead of molasses, if you like: they both work beatifully. The gingerbread cake has the scent and the flavor of the Christmas sweets and it will give your home a wonderful Christmas spirit already during baking!
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- DifficultyVery easy
- CostVery cheap
- Preparation time20 Minutes
- Cooking time35 Minutes
- Cooking methodOven
For the gluten-free gingerbread cake version I used 1 1/4 cup of rice flour instead of wheat flour.
For gingerbread cake dough
For cream cheese frosting (optional)
Tools for the dough
Tools for cream cheese frosting
How to make gingerbread cake
1. Let’s start with the dough:
2. How to make cream cheese frosting
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How to store gingerbread cake
If you used cream cheese frosting, store the gingerbread cake in the fridge for a couple of days. Otherwise store it in a cake stand at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.
Tips and variations
You can choose sweetened whipped cream instead of cream cheese frosting, if you like.
You can also try honey instead of molasses or maple syrup. In this case I suggest to decrease the amount of sugar.
Translation by Giacomo Meucci