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Gingerbread Cake

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It’s Christmas time!
And Gingerbread Baby Cakes are this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia recipe.

I didn’t have baby sized cake pans.
Luckily though, the recipe says you can also use it to make a 10 inch sized gingerbread cake.
Umm… I don’t have one of those either…
But I do have two x 6 inch cake pans and they worked perfectly!
So I guess I made… Gingerbread Adolescent Cakes???

The first cake I kept simple, just a dusting of sugar and served with sweetened whipped cream.
The second cake, I drizzled some lemon icing over…

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I think the twist of lemon added a whole new dimension of flavour to this cake.
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Now, total disclosure…
I’m not a ginger lover, never have been.
However I’ve linked the smell of ginger in baked goods to Christmas.
So baking this cake, kick started the Christmas season for me!
Gingerbread seems to go hand in hand with cold weather and snowmen.
However I live in Australia, so this gingerbread cake was made in sweltering heat with lizards hanging out my bathroom window and the creek alongside our house in full tropical bloom!
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So…
Not being a ginger lover, I think I liked what this cake represented more than the cake itself!
However, if you are a ginger lover, try this recipe for yourself!
Karen, from Karen’s Kitchen Stories is this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie host and has the full recipe on her site.

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25 thoughts on “Gingerbread Cake

  1. Your cakes look beautiful! Love the idea of lemon icing. I know what you mean about the weather, too. Even now living in Arizona in the desert southwest of the US, it’s sometimes difficult to wrap my head around the holidays when I’m running my errands in shorts and a t-shirt!

    Your cakes really look divine. Beautiful photos!

  2. How pretty! Love the icing idea.
    Adolescent cakes indeed :-)
    We were in the mountains this weekend and it definitely felt like Christmas up there as we traipsed through the snow.

  3. Glad you were a good sport and made the cake–even in the heat. It smelled wonderful but was a little to molasses tasting for my group.

  4. Awww, your cake is so pretty! I reckon lemon icing was the way to go too.

  5. yum!! what a lovely and christmas perfect sounding cake! :)
    especially with the addition of lemon :)

  6. Your cakes look absolutely beautiful. Great job. Adolescent cakes….too funny….were they tempermental? heehee.
    Great pics.

  7. Love the idea of the lemon icing. Yum. I can eat gingerbread any time of year, even in the sweltering heat. Unfortunately, this particular gingerbread wasn’t my fave.

  8. That is one picture perfect cake! The drizzled icing looks lovely.

  9. Wow, that iced gingerbread cake looks terrific! And I totally understand what you mean about this cake representing the Christmas season even if the weather doesn’t feel that way. It’s been in the 80′s (F) where I live, so it’s nice to have this seasonal reminder! Lovely job!

  10. Such very pretty and elegant presentations of your Gingerbread Cakes! The lemon icing looks and sounds like a fabulous idea – I am sure that the lemon flavor pairs very well with the spicy Gingerbread Cake!

  11. Love the look of the cake, especially with the gold.

  12. Gorgeous presentation. Wish I had your weather. Great job!

  13. Your cakes look beautiful; no one would ever guess that they were baked in sweltering heat. The lemon glaze is a great idea.

  14. I thought of lemon glaze but I only had one lemon. Next time. Great pictures!

  15. Great pictures. The size seems to be perfect for these cakes. I like the lemon glaze idea.

  16. Your cakes look so festive and beautiful. Perhaps serving them with ice cream would make it more tolerable in the heat. Great post.

  17. These look delicious and the lemon icing is inspired!

  18. those look super festive, even if it’s hot outside. i think that lizard has his eye on the lemon glazed cake!

  19. Beautiful photos – your cakes look wonderful and that lizard! Great addition. Gave me a chuckle! Kristine Mika (louisawalter)

  20. Your cakes are so pretty. I like the idea of a glaze. I too was not so fond of the flavor and I actually love ginger. Think it must have been the coffee, cocoa, and really strong molasses flavor.

  21. Looks so beautiful!!! I love your icing!!!
    I agree with you, just for ginger lover and strong flavors!!!!

  22. Your cakes look simply beautiful!! I would have a really hard time doing Christmas in sweltering heat! Glad I live in a place where it gets really cold in December!

  23. Your cakes are so beautiful!

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