Gingerbread Cookie Cake w/ Cinnamon Glaze

THE cake for your Christmas dessert.

Looks amazing, tick. Tastes incredible, tick . Christmas vibes, tick.  Wholefood, nourishing ingredients, tick. Your guests will love, tick. Responsibly Sweetened with no added sugar, tick. 

Serves 12 

Ingredients 

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour or spelt flour 
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener 
  • ¾ cup Lakanto Baking Blend 
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 1/3 cup Lakanto Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup water

GLAZE:

  • 1/3 cup water 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Baking Blend

BUTTERCREAM:

  • 500g cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 cup butter, room temp
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g Lakanto Icing Powder 

TOPPINGS 

  • Dehydrated Blood Orange 
  • Cherries
  • Gingerbread Crumbs
  • Crystallised Ginger 

 

Method 

BASE

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Lightly grease two 3 x 7” springform pans and place parchment on the bottoms. 
  3. In a large bowl add the flour, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir with whisk to combine. Set aside.
  4. In bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment beat together the butter and Golden Sweetener and Baking Blend until fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well and scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl after each addition.
  6. Add in the orange zest, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix well to combine.
  7. With mixer on low speed add the flour mixture in by spoonfuls alternately with the water, starting and ending with the flour.
  8. Mix just until well combined and smooth.
  9. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans, smoothing the tops.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool completely.

GLAZE:

  1. Add all ingredients into small pan and bring to a simmer only until Baking Blend is dissolved. Let cool 5 minutes.

BUTTERCREAM: 

  1. Cream the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the vanilla, orange juice and orange zest, mix well to combine.
  3. With mixer on low speed add in icing powder one spoonful at a time until well combined and completely mixed and creamy, about 3-5 minutes of mixing after all icing powder is added. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Place the first cake layer on the cake board/plate.
  2. Spread a large dollop of buttercream on top and spread evenly to the edges of the cake.
  3. Place next cake layer on top and spread with buttercream on top.
  4. Decorate with the toppings and pour the glaze on just before serving. 



 




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