Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cooking Thursday ~ Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Frosting

It was so nice meeting up with an old friend for a coffee and a natter this morning ....its been a while. Whilst we were in Starbucks...I noticed their gingerbread all nicely sliced and delicious looking and I thought....hmmm I know what Im going to bake this afternoon. 

Its not quite your traditional molasses...and it has apple sauce and sour cream in it...but it was always a winner in the family. You can also top it with some crystallized ginger.... but I didnt have any.

Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Frosting

1¾ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ tablespoon fresh ginger, finely grated
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
½ cup butter, softened
2 eggs
½ cup apple sauce
½ cup sour cream

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups icing sugar

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • I like to line my 9x9x2 baking tin with parchment paper but you can just use cooking spray
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. 
  • Set aside. 
  • Cream butter and sugars together. 
  • Add eggs one at a time and mix well.
  • Add the apple sauce and sour cream. 
  • Add the flour mixture slowly mixing well.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40min. or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes and then remove from pan, cool completely on rack.
  • For the frosting, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer until soft and light. 
  • Add the vanilla and slowly add ½ cup of icing sugar at a time and blend in. 
  • Spread the icing on top of the cake and decorate with the candied ginger.

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


  1. I love gingerbread and cream cheese frosting would top it off wonderfully!

  2. I love gingerbread! This looks delicious.

  3. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  4. My husband loves gingerbread. I've never put frosting on it, we usually put a dollop of whipped cream on top. I'll have to try frosting.