Everyone loves a good bundt cake. It’s perfect for dinner parties, book clubs, or just regular old chit chats between pals.
I know the holiday season is over, but this is a great cake if you’re looking for something new. It has tons of spices in it that give it a little kick, and the icing is absolutely gorgeous. It’s moist, rich, and oh so decadent.
The sweet and tangy cream cheese icing is a great to counteract some of that pungent molasses smell (and taste) and really ties everything together nicely.
Store it in your recipe book for next Christmas!
– 2 ½ cups flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– ½ teaspoon salt
– ¼ teaspoon baking soda
– ½ cup molasses
– ½ cup brewed coffee
– 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter (room temp)
– 1 ¼ cups brown sugar
– 3 eggs + 2 egg yolks
– 2 teaspoons ginger
– 2 teaspoons English pudding spice (If you don’t have it, you can use a combination of allspice, cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg)
Step One: Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ginger, and spices.
Step Two: In another bowl, whisk together molasses and coffee.
Step Three: Cream butter, then add brown sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
Step Four: Add eggs and yolks one by one into the butter. Reduce to low speed.
Step Five: Add flour mixture and coffee mixture into the butter mixture. Stir a few times with a spatula to make sure everything is mixed together.
Step Six: Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for 40 minutes at 350F.
NOTE: BEFORE POURING BATTER INTO PAN: Grease the pan well with shortening or margarine, then coat it in a light layer of flour. This will make sure your cake doesn’t get stuck.
Step Seven: Remove and let your cake cool. Once it has cooled, turn the pan upside down and gently remove.
– ¼ cup unsalted butter (softened)
– 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
– 2 cups icing sugar
– 2 Tablespoons milk
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– melted chocolate
Step One: Beat butter and cream cheese.
Step Two: Slowly add icing sugar, vanilla, and milk.
Step Three: Melt chocolate.
Step Four: Slather your cake in a thick layer of icing and then drizzle chocolate overtop.
The end result? Mouthfuls of moist cake bursting with a gingerbread flavour, a thick creamy layer of icing, and melt in your mouth chocolate drizzle. Now doesn’t that sound tempting?