gingerbread cake w/ orange cream cheese frosting

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

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... Enjoy! My photos

serves 12 - 16
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For gingerbread cake w/ orange cream cheese frosting

  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    unsulphured molasses
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced crystallized ginger
  • 2 lg
    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
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • FROSTING
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    orange extract
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 2 - 3 tsp
    orange zest
  • 3 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
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How To Make gingerbread cake w/ orange cream cheese frosting

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, molasses, and crystallized ginger. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth.
  • 3
    In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. Whisk the molasses mixture into the flour mixture until evenly combined.
  • 4
    In 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.
  • 5
    Bake 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.
  • 6
    Frosting: 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.
  • 7
    Smooth on top of cooled cake.

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