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...
serves12 - 16
prep time15 Min
cook time30 Min
Ingredients For gingerbread cake w/ orange cream cheese frosting
minced crystallized ginger
at room temperature, lightly beaten
unbleached all-purpose flour
cream cheese, softened
2 - 3 tsp
3 1/2 c
How To Make gingerbread cake w/ orange cream cheese frosting
Preheat oven to 325 degree F.
Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, molasses, and crystallized ginger. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smooth on top of cooled cake.
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