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Gingerbread cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting Recipe

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Michelle Knipling


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup whole milk(I use skim)

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
12 oz (1 1/2 packages) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 8-inch cake pans and set aside.
1 In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
2 In a large bowl, combine molasses, melted butter, and sugar. Add applesauce, egg, and vanilla extract, beating until well combined.
3 Beat in flour mixture alternating with oil and milk. Pour batter into prepared pans.
4 Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in pans before serving.
5 To prepare frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until combined, then on high until frosting is smooth.
6 Assemble 2 layers with a thick layer of frosting in between. Then apply a thin crumb coat of frosting on top and sides. Place in a freezer to harden for about 10 minutes.
7 Apply one final thick and even layer of frosting around outside of cake. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Cake is best served at room temperature.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 slices
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
50 min total.




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