Ginger Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Nor D.


Tis the season for Ginger. This is a Ginger bar cake. I added orange zest, brown sugar, and extra spice to it. I topped it off with my orange cream cheese icing. It is yummy and so very easy to make. This is a wonderful dessert to add to your Christmas menu. No making batches of cookies. It is an easy and a quick dessert.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 1/2 c
    dark mollases
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 2 c
    whisked all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest
  • 3/4 c
    raisins ( i used golden)

  • 2- 2 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    orange zest
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice

How to Make Ginger Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing


  1. Grease and flour, or parchment line a 9 x 13 inch pan. In a bowl. Beat butter on low until creamy. Add brown sugar. Beat until smooth.
  2. Add the mollasses. Beat on low until incorporated. Beat in 1 egg at a time, until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Whisk flour to fluff. Sift flour, spices, baking soda, and baking powder together. Add to mollases mixture beating in a little at a time.
  4. Mix in orange zest and raisins. Mix thoroughly. Mixture will be thick like brownie batter. Spread evenly into pan. Bake at 375° For 15- 20 minutes, or until pick comes out clean. Check after 15 min. Do not over bake. Cool cake.
  5. Make frosting:
    Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add in 2 cups of the powdered sugar and milk. Beat ingredients together. If needed add more sugar after all is blended to your desired consistency. Add in orange juice And zest. beat until smooth. make sure icing is thick and smooth. Frost cake. Serve!

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About Ginger Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Eastern European
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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