Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

Experience the delightful combination of gingerbread and cake with our Gingerbread Cake recipe. This easy-to-prepare dessert is perfect for those who cherish the rich flavors of gingerbread paired with the soft texture of cake, especially during the festive Christmas period. The recipe is not only scrumptious but also straightforward, using ingredients commonly found in your kitchen.

The cake offers a unique mix of spices and cream cheese frosting, making it a memorable holiday treat. The cream cheese icing complements the gingerbread base wonderfully, but you're welcome to customize with your choice of whipped cream with mascarpone or any other preferred frosting.


2 pieces
75 g
Melted butter
100 g
75 g
120 g
White flour
160 g
Baking powder
10 g
Cinnamon powder
1 tsp
plus extra for decoration
Cacao powder
1 tsp
Gingerbread spices
0.5 tsp
optional, link to my recipe in steps
Cream Cheese
500 g
Philadelphia type
Powdered sugar
150 g
Dried cranberries
0.5 cups
optional for decoration

Step by step

Step 1

Combine 2 eggs and 75g of sugar in a large bowl and whisk.

Gingerbread Cake - Step 1
Step 2

Add 100g of melted butter, 120g of honey, and 75g of yoghurt. Blend thoroughly.

Gingerbread Cake - Step 2
Step 3

Mix in 160g of flour, 10g of baking powder, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of cocoa powder, and 0.5 tsp of gingerbread spices. (my recipe, steps 1-3).

Gingerbread Cake - Step 3
Step 4

Whisk or mix the dough until it is smooth and free of lumps.

Gingerbread Cake - Step 4
Step 5

Spread the batter in a 26-28 cm oven tray lined with baking paper, leveling it with a spoon.

Gingerbread Cake - Step 5
Step 6

Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 2-3 hours.

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Step 7

Gently take the gingerbread out of the pan and transfer it to a plate.

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Step 8

Blend 500g of cream cheese with 150g of powdered sugar in a medium bowl.

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Step 9

Start by mixing the cream with a spoon to prevent powdered sugar from scattering.

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Step 10

Continue mixing with a mixer for another 2-3 minutes until it is smooth and firm.

Gingerbread Cake - Step 10
Step 11

Apply the cream evenly on top of the gingerbread, smoothing it out with a spoon. It doesn't need to be perfectly flat.

Gingerbread Cake - Step 11
Step 12

Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

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Step 13

Sprinkle a little cinnamon or cocoa powder on top using a small sieve.

Use only cocoa if you prefer a milder flavor.

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Step 14

Optionally, decorate with dried cranberries or your choice of toppings.

Enjoy this festive Gingerbread Cake!

Gingerbread Cake - Step 14
Quantity: 10 servings (10-12 portions)
Prep time: 300 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 60 min
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Collections: Cakes, Cakes, Desserts

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