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This gingerbread cake made with Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose flour is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and the perfect festive holiday dessert to share with loved ones by a cozy fire sipping warm mugs of apple cider.
This gingerbread cake made with Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and the perfect festive holiday dessert to share with loved ones by a cozy fire sipping warm mugs of apple cider. #BobsRedMill #gingerbreadcake #gingerbreadcakerecipe #homemadegingerbreadcake #holidaydesserts #holidaybaking

Homemade Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Gingerbread is the flavor of the season, and I can’t get enough of it all November, December, and even January long. It’s SO good to munch on with cooler weather when you’re bundled up by a warm fire telling stories and laughing with your favorite people, don’t you think? And gingerbread cake just takes the cheer and festivity to a whole ‘nother level.

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This one is the easiest to make, and I used one of my favorite brands ever, Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose flour, to make it absolute perfection (if I do say so myself). The cake itself is just loaded with color and flavor, so much so that you’ll be tempted to have a few slices in one sitting. Plus, you can top it with a simple homemade caramel and whipped cream to turn it into a real show stopper that’s not at all fussy to prep and serve.

I think this is the perfect dessert to take to a party or serve to guests in your own home all season long. And you won’t be disappointed using Bob’s Red Mill flour — the quality of their products are always impeccable and create the best baked goodies ever. And this cheery gingerbread cake is no exception. It’s truly divine, and you need it in your life this holiday season!

This gingerbread cake made with Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and the perfect festive holiday dessert to share with loved ones by a cozy fire sipping warm mugs of apple cider. #BobsRedMill #gingerbreadcake #gingerbreadcakerecipe #homemadegingerbreadcake #holidaydesserts #holidaybaking

Thomas and I first had gingerbread in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada when we’re visiting last fall and have loved it ever since.

I like this recipes because it isn’t a fussy cake. It’s a bit like a quick bread, it’s simple and turns out well.

And I love working with Bob’s Red Mill. I’ve been a fan of theirs for years and go through so much flour I started buying it in 25 pound bags and keeping it in a bucket in my pantry.

This gingerbread cake made with Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and the perfect festive holiday dessert to share with loved ones by a cozy fire sipping warm mugs of apple cider. #BobsRedMill #gingerbreadcake #gingerbreadcakerecipe #homemadegingerbreadcake #holidaydesserts #holidaybaking

What’s in gingerbread cake?

Gingerbread cake is a spiced cake that has lots of great flavor thanks to molasses in the batter. It’s served with a simple caramel sauce and fresh whipped cream and is an easy to make cake that is elegant enough to serve to guests.

How do you serve gingerbread cake?

You can serve gingerbread cake on its own, with homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream, or with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. You can’t go wrong however you serve it!

How long does gingerbread cake last?

Store gingerbread cake covered in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days.

How long does it take to make gingerbread cake?

About an hour total. The cake batter isn’t fussy, you just mix a few simple things together and then it bakes. You can serve it warm or at room temperature and it’s a great cake to make ahead of time to cut down on day-of holiday cooking.

This gingerbread cake made with Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and the perfect festive holiday dessert to share with loved ones by a cozy fire sipping warm mugs of apple cider. #BobsRedMill #gingerbreadcake #gingerbreadcakerecipe #homemadegingerbreadcake #holidaydesserts #holidaybaking

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Gingerbread Cake


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: Serves 24 1x

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This gingerbread recipe made with Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose flour is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and the perfect festive holiday dessert to share with loved ones by a cozy fire sipping warm mugs of apple cider.


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Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Bob’s Red Mill aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very hot water

For the simple vanilla caramel sauce

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • fresh whipped cream , for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. and grease or butter a 9×13 inch baking dish well and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about three minutes.
  3. Add the molasses and egg and stir to combine well.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. Stir to combine well.
  5. Add the hot water a little at a time while stirring until a soft batter forms, scraping down the sides as needed.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the cake springs back lightly when touched.
  7. To make the vanilla caramel, add the sugar, butter, and vanilla to a medium sauce pot and place it over medium heat. Stirring often, bring the mixture to a simmer and simmer for 3-5 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  8. Serve the cake warm or at room temperature with warm vanilla caramel sauce and fresh whipped cream.

Notes

  • You can make the cake a day ahead of time as needed.
  • You can make this cake easier to serve to a crowd by turning it into a “poke cake”. Just poke the top of the cake with a fork all over while warm and then drizzle with top with the warm caramel. When the cake cools or just before serving, top with fresh whipped cream all over the top and then cut and serve.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gingerbread, gingerbread cake, caramel cake, Christmas cake

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This gingerbread cake made with Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and the perfect festive holiday dessert to share with loved ones by a cozy fire sipping warm mugs of apple cider. #BobsRedMill #gingerbreadcake #gingerbreadcakerecipe #homemadegingerbreadcake #holidaydesserts #holidaybaking This gingerbread cake made with Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and the perfect festive holiday dessert to share with loved ones by a cozy fire sipping warm mugs of apple cider. #BobsRedMill #gingerbreadcake #gingerbreadcakerecipe #homemadegingerbreadcake #holidaydesserts #holidaybaking

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Homemade gingerbread cake is a cheery and easy dessert to serve at holiday gatherings and celebrations that everyone will simply love.

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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