Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze

Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze from The Ruby Kitchen

I am so excited to share this gorgeous cake with you! Decembers choices for the Cake Slice Bakers group were Coffee & Walnut Cake, Torta Gianduja, Caribbean Coconut Cake or Gingerbread Cake. I really wanted to do something festive for Christmas so I decided to try Gingerbread Cake for the first time.

Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze from The Ruby Kitchen

Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze from The Ruby Kitchen

I took a leap of faith and made this into a Bundt cake. I was nervous that the outcome could be a disaster but it turned out with a nice crumb, slightly denser than more traditional cakes. The molasses helped retain the moisture during the longer baking time a Bundt cake requires. For the icing I made a basic glaze with a little butter added. The butter thickens the glaze without making it sickeningly sweet and gives it a lovely sheen when set.


I will be taking a small break until January so I wanted I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Check out what the rest of the group baked this month:

Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze

Author: The Ruby Kitchen
Adapted from World Class Cakes by Roger Pizey

¾ cup (1.5 sticks) butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
2¾ cups flour
1½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1½ tsp ground ginger
1 2/3 cups whole milk
3 Tbsp. dark corn syrup
3 Tbsp. molasses
finely grated zest of two lemons

for the maple glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp butter, softened

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a Bundt pan well with cooking spray, brushing each nook and cranny well.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Add to the butter mixture until combined.
4. Warm the milk in a pan on low heat, mixing in the corn syrup and molasses and then pour into the batter. Fold in the lemon zest.
5. Pour batter into a prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before inverting onto a rack to cool completely.
7. To make the Maple Glaze, combine the ingredients and whisk. If your icing seems too thick, add milk a half teaspoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Pour over cooled cake or use a pastry bag to drizzle over the cake. Store covered at room temperature.

Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze from The Ruby Kitchen

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13 Responses to Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze

  1. Carlee says:

    It turned out beautifully! Have a merry Christmas!

  2. Anabel Arias says:

    What a beautiful cake! Nicely done Jolena!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Emily says:

    Turn out beautifully! Good job!

  4. Elle Lachman says:

    Such a pretty presentation. Good to know that it bakes up well in a Bundt pan. Love the maple glaze, too.

  5. amyclint says:

    Wow! That is the most beautiful gingerbread cake I have ever seen! That Bundt pan is amazing! You are a wonderful baker! One day I expect to see you on television! Merry Christmas!

  6. Cheryl Gray says:

    Your cake is beautiful, Jolena! I can almost taste it, warm and winter spiced.

  7. Wow, what a beautiful cake! You have done a superb job!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. Jennifer says:

    This is just lovely! You make me want to get a new bundt pan. Mine’s not that fancy! :)

  9. Sandip says:

    Nice Gingerbread Cake recipe Jolena. I really liked the Christmas animation effect on your blog. <3

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  11. Felice Geoghegan says:

    Wow, your cake is just beautiful. I am a big fan of bundt cakes.

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