Gingerbread Cake W/ Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Cassie *


Tis the time of the year for all those wonderful spiced apple desserts, cakes, etc...I just love me some gingerbread. The orange frosting pairs so well too...


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15 Min
30 Min


1 c
vegetable oil
1 c
1 c
unsulphured molasses
2 Tbsp
minced crystallized ginger
2 large
at room temperature, lightly beaten
3 c
unbleached all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
fine salt
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1 c
1 Tbsp
baking soda


8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 stick
butter, softened
1 tsp
orange extract
1 tsp
2 - 3 tsp
orange zest
3 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
orange juice


1Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

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2In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, molasses, and crystallized ginger. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth.

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3In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. Whisk the molasses mixture into the flour mixture until evenly combined.

4In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Whisk the hot water into the batter until just combined. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan.

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5Bake the cake in the center of the oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Frost or serve with whipped cream.

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In a mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together.
Add vanilla, orange extract and orange zest and mix well.
Alternate powdered sugar with orange juice, beating until frosting is spreadable consistency.

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7Smooth on top of cooled cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American