Christmas cake giving is a tradition we love because we get to swim in the sea of delicious cakes from around the neighbourhood. If you are as big of a cake lover as we are, Christmas is usually the day when you get to reach the heavenly abode of cakes.
Although cake giving is a tradition, some usually don’t participate in the wonderful practice of cake giving. What should we do on a Christmas morning when there is a severe lacking of cakes to cure our sweet tooth? Whip up this easy peasy pumpkin gingerbread cake of course. It’s a traditional cake with a slight twist of spiced buttercream icing.
A Gingery Christmas
A pumpkin spiced gingerbread cake perfect for the holidays
To make the icing
Mix together the butter and half of the confectioners sugar until smooth
Add the vanilla and pumpkin spice mix and combine well
Add the rest of the confectioners sugar and the milk and whip well
Let it rest before adding to the cake
To make the cake
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or spray some cooking oil
Add the pumpkin, syrup, sugar, oil and egg together in a bowl and mix well
In another bowl, add flour, baking soda, spices, salt and baking powder together and mix well
Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combines
Pour this batter into the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
Allow to cool and remove the cake from the pan
Spread the icing on top of the cake and serve
Insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready.