Cream Cheese Frosting – Gingerbread Cake

Incredible (and easy) gingerbread cake recipe with cream cheese frosting

That is my sort of cake. The within is of course sweetened with honey and molasses, and spiced with my favourite warming spices. No mixer required!

Then I slathered the highest with pillowy clouds of cream cheese frosting, as a result of why not? It’s the vacation season. Let’s deck the halls. Deliver on the cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle cinnamon on prime.



  • 1 ⅔ cups white entire wheat flour or common entire wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon  Vietnamese cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon  floor ginger
  • ½ teaspoon fantastic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon floor cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon  floor nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 giant egg
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup molasses*
  • ½ cup milk of selection
  • 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, melted 

Cream cheese frosting

  • eight ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to four hundred levels Fahrenheit. Calmly grease a 9-inch sq. pan.
  2. In a big bowl, whisk collectively the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves, nutmeg and baking soda. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg till flippantly crushed. Add the honey and molasses and whisk till mixed, then whisk within the milk and melted butter. 
  4. Pour the moist combination into the dry combination and blend simply till mixed. Pour the batter into your ready pan and bake for about 21 to 25 minutes, till the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clear.
  5. Place the cake on a cooling rack and let it cool utterly. Wait to make the frosting till the cake has utterly cooled.
  6. To organize the frosting: In a medium mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the softened cream cheese and butter. Utilizing a hand mixer or a stand mixer (or your personal power), beat the cream cheese and butter collectively till fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and stir with a spoon till it’s included (or else powdered sugar will fly all over the place), then whip the frosting till it’s good and fluffy.
  7. Unfold frosting evenly excessive of the cake, then slice it and serve. This cake is greatest saved within the fridge for as much as four days.