Guest Post: Gingerbread Cake

I was so thrilled when Shannon from the wonderful Malaysian food blog Just as Delish asked me to do a guest post for her. I adore her healthy, internationally inspired recipes for everything from Green Curry Chicken to Beef Tagine, and from ginger tea to homemade sweetened condensed milk. She specifically asked for an American Christmas recipe, since Malaysians do not typically celebrate the holiday. Unlike Thanksgiving, with its traditional menu of turkey and pumpkin pie, Christmas is a little more personal and each family has their own traditions, especially for the savory course. My family eats sausage and peppers and a filet mignon roast, but we’re the only ones I know who do. Dessert, however, has more common flavors to draw on.

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake with Chocolate Glaze

My mind immediately turned to gingerbread, the ultimate Christmas flavor and scent, at least in the US. Gingerbread houses and cookies are most traditional, but now you can find gingerbread lattes and candles, marshmallows and whoopee pies. I wanted to make something a little different, but still packed with the nostalgic flavor of the holidays. And since I find that Bundt cakes naturally look a little more festive than their plain counterparts, I cooked up a gingerbread Bundt cake that makes for a beautiful Christmas centerpiece.

Gingerbread Cake

You’re going to have to head over to Just as Delish for the recipe! Tell Shannon I said hi :-)

Also, I’ve been granted a visit by the Fairy Hobmother from Appliances Online! She saw my comment on Just One Cookbook and rewarded me with an Amazon gift card! Any of my readers that leave a comment on this post and make a wish could also be visited by the Fairy Hobmother! Make a wish!

Finally, I am submitting this to the wonderful Sweet Adventures Blog Hop! You may recall that last month I made Pavlova. Well, this month the theme is Festive Favorites, and I made this gingerbread cake with that partially in mind! Head over to this month’s host, 84th and 3rd for instructions on how to join.

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44 Comments

  1. Shannon’s amazing blog definitely offers a variety of dishes from across the globe.
    Ginger bread cake looks delicious…heading over to Shannon’s blog.

  2. Thank you Katherine for your amazing guest post! I still can’t get over your beautiful gingerbread cake, it’s to die for.. :P I can just stare at your cake the whole day

  3. Lovely cake. I could eat it all day!

    • Thanks Lizzy! I did eat it all day…ha! It’s definitely good for breakfast, afternoon snack, dessert, late night munch…

  4. This looks so wonderful! Perfect for this time of the year too!

  5. I adore gingerbread and have been meaning to make a cake instead of just cookies for ages! The smell of ginger and molasses says Christmas to me like little else. Thanks for joining our Festive Faves Blog Hop, great to have your gorgeous recipes on board.

    I’d love a visit from the Fairy Hobmother! My immersion blender is on it’s last legs the poor dear and quite easily the most used appliance in my kitchen.

    • I so agree, the smell of gingerbread baking always puts me in a Christmas frame of mind! Thanks so much for hosting another wonderful blog hop! Already looking forward to the next :-)

  6. I love bundt cakes and your gingerbread one looks delicious. Perfect texture also. Thanks for the intro to Shannon’s blog.
    Congrats on the fairy hobmother gift!

  7. Wow, that looks good. I wish I’d been in the kitchen while it was baking!

  8. Hello Katherine, how are you? This cake looks gorgeous, I will post a festive recipe on Wednesday so I will add my link then..
    Enjoy the holiday season!

  9. Gingerbread is one of my favorites too :) In Sweden cardamom is a must in gingerbread.

  10. Beautifully done as always!!! Love your recipe and photos too!!! Have a Happy Holidays!

  11. Wow I love the sound of this!! printing the recipe now!!

  12. I just checked Shannon’s site. You always make a beautiful guest post Katherine. And I was so happy to hear Fairy Hobmother visited you from my site. :-) Enjoy shopping~~!

  13. A gingerbread bundt with chocolate, what a perfect choice to represent Christmas. What a great guest post!!

  14. I love gingerbread. Really lovely recipe. Looks great, too. Congrats on the Fairy Hobmother gift!

  15. A mouthwatering holiday cake! Beautiful clicks.

  16. Mmmm I can imagine how amazing this cake would have smelled when baking. There’s something about baking with spices that always screams Christmas! As always, your cake looks divine Katherine. I’ve tried a few gingerbread cookie recipes, but never a cake. I’m bookmarking this to try.

    Wishing you and your family happy and wonderful holidays.

  17. It is no secret that I’d sell my soul for gingerbread with chocolate? Wonderful guest post!

  18. Oooh, this looks so festive and delicious!! All in my family (except picky hubby) would LOVE this! Off to read your guest post~

  19. This cake is like pure Christmas :D love it! Thanks so much for joining the hop

  20. What an exquisite cake for a guest post – I love it insanely!
    It looks absolutely beautiful my friend!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Maple Raisin Ice Cream

  21. Holly Ellerton

    I love gingerbread cake, especially with chocolate ganache. I cannot wait to try it.
    I will have time this weekend to try it. Thanks for all your great post.

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