Frosted Gingerbread Spice Cake is a delicious blend of spices that combine into a wonderful gingerbread cake topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
Frosted Gingerbread Spice Cake
The holiday season is once again upon us, and with that are all the favorite flavors that just go hand in hand with ‘decking the halls’. Gingerbread is one of the flavors that are most popular at our house.
I found a cake recipe while browsing the internet and knew that I had to give it a whirl this holiday season. Cream cheese frosting sounded like the perfect complement to gingerbread and I got to baking.
This cake is an easy recipe to throw in the oven fast. Perfect for times when you get the phone call that visitors are coming over and you start that scramble to figure out what you can serve in a pinch.
Bonus to this cake, your house will smell amazing so the visitors walking in will be welcomed to a gingerbready smell, which is most appealing. Along with a pot of coffee, you’ll have a wonderful holiday cake that isn’t complicated, just full of flavor.
What ingredients do you need to make Frosted Gingerbread Spice Cake?
- Vanilla Extract
- Spices: Ginger, Nutmeg, Cloves
- Baking Soda
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
Some tips for making Frosted Gingerbread Spice Cake:
- This cake can easily be made ahead of time and refrigerated, frosted or unfrosted.
- You can use reduced-fat cream cheese in the frosting.
- Lightly dust with Nutmeg if desired for a pretty finished look.
- If you prefer no frosting, this cake is delicious with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Simple steps for making Frosted Gingerbread Spice Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 9×9 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl combine together: flour, spices, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
With electric mixer cream butter and sugar.
Add in molasses, egg, and vanilla, blend thoroughly.
Alternate mixing in remaining ingredients and milk, beginning and ending with flour.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Test for doneness and completely cool before frosting.
For the frosting: Mix all ingredients with an electric mixer. Frost cake and refrigerate if not serving immediately.
More holiday baking inspiration:
Optional: Lightly sprinkle with nutmeg if desired (it looks pretty). Recipe adapted from: Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Optional: Lightly sprinkle with nutmeg if desired (it looks pretty).
Recipe adapted from: Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting