How to Make Gingerbread Cake
Today, I am sharing How to Make Gingerbread Cake, which is a favorite among Christmas Recipes! This cake is moist and flavorful and makes the perfect holiday dessert.
Perfect for the Whole Grain Baker
This Gingerbread Recipe is completely adaptable to using all-purpose flour or whole grain flour. As with so many richly-flavored cakes, Gingerbread lends itself beautifully to being made with whole grain flour.
I’ve explained the adaptation details in the recipe below, but here’s the quick tip. Whenever you want to adapt a recipe that calls for all-purpose flour and turn it into a whole grain flour recipe, just substitute 3/4 cup of whole grain flour for every 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
A Perfect Gingerbread Full of Spices
In this detailed video, I’ll show you how to make this soft, spicy old fashioned gingerbread flavored with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. You can certainly experiment adding in other spices like nutmeg, and you can even add chopped crystallized ginger for an extra kick of flavor!
This gingerbread cake recipe creates a cake that has the taste of the holidays and is perfectly served topped with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of homemade whipped cream.
But to make this a truly special Christmas dessert, be sure to add some adorable holiday cake toppers! My favorites include Santa and his sleigh, evergreen trees, and holly with berries.
More Christmas Recipes
Now that you’ve learned how to make Gingerbread Cake, try your hand at some other wonderful seasonal recipes that are perfect for gift giving or entertaining.
Great for Gift Giving
More videos for Holiday Entertaining
- Giant Party Platter – For Holiday Entertaining
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese – The Right Way!
- Cherry Pistachio Baked Brie Recipe for Holiday Entertaining
- Orange Marmalade and Ginger Glazed Christmas Ham Recipe
- Easy Yeast Dinner Rolls – Cast Iron Skillet Recipe
- Italian Ricotta Christmas Cookies Recipe
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How to Make Gingerbread Cake
- 8×8 or 9×9 Baking Dish, greased and floured
- 1 1/2 cups Whole grain flour or 2 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
- 1/4 cup Dried cane juice (whole sugar such as Sucanat) or 1/4 cup granulated sugar (white sugar)
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Fine ground sea salt or table salt
- 2 teaspoons Ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground allspice
- 1/2 cup Butter, unsalted this is 8 tablespoons or 1 stick of butter
- 3/4 cup Molasses not "blackstrap"
- 1/4 cup Brewed coffee can substitute with instant coffee or water
- 1 large Egg
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- Powdered sugar, optional for decorating
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the molasses to the melted butter. Mix well and then and pour this mixture into the dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix to moisten the flour.
- Add the water or coffee.
- Whisk together the egg and buttermilk, and then pour this mixture into the bowl. Stir the coffee and egg/buttermilk mixture into the batter to incorporate.
- Once smooth, pour the batter into the prepared pan. (If preparing this by hand without an electric whisk, there may be some lumps in the batter. Press them out with your spoon/spatula best that you can. But do not worry if there are few lumps remaining. The cake will bake correctly.)
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or longer, until the sides of the cake pull away slightly from the edges of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
- Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Once completely cooled, transfer cake to a serving plater or cake stand and decorate with powdered sugar.
- Serve with just the powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.
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- Whole Grain Organic Spelt Flour
- Organic Sucanat (Dried Cane Juice)
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