Gingerbread Cake

Homemade Gingerbread Cake is perfect for Christmas holiday celebrations. A buttery rum glaze makes this old fashioned gingerbread cake super moist and delicious.

gingerbread cake slices on a cake stand

There is something about the winter holidays that simply calls for wonderfully spiced cookies and cakes. This from gingerbread cake recipe is an easy to make scratch recipe. With the buttered rum glaze eliminates the need for a frosting.

This cake is moist is perfect to enjoy for a holiday dessert, with a cup of coffee, or a cup of hot cocoa.

You are going to love rich and warm spices that go into this cake, in this cake there is ground ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice, and nutmeg. It you like pumpkin spice, you are going to love this cake.

How to store gingerbread cake

This cake stores well unrefrigerated for 3 to 4 days when wrapped with plastic wrap on your counter. You could freeze this cake if you wrap it in plastic wrap, and then place it inside a zip-top freezer bag for 3 to 4 months.

CopyKat Tip – Be sure to start with all of your ingredients at room temperature for best results when making your cake.

Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Butter
  • Molasses
  • Eggs
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • All-purpose flour
  • Ground ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • White rum
  • Powdered sugar
gingerbread cake ingredients

How to Make Gingerbread Cake

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan and carefully mix in molasses, eggs, and brown sugar.
  2. Place baking soda in a 2-cup measuring cup and pour hot water over it.
  3. Add baking soda mixture to butter-sugar mixture and mix well.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg.
  5. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined.
    gingerbread cake batter in a mixing bowl
  6. Pour batter into greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until firm.
    gingerbread cake in a baking pan
  8. Cool cake to room temperature.
  9. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add rum.
  10. Stir in powdered sugar and spread over the gingerbread cake.
gingerbread cake slices on a white cake stand

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gingerbread cake slices on a cake stand

Gingerbread Cake

An old fashioned gingerbread cake with buttery rum glaze is perfect for Christmas and holiday celebrations.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Recipes, Gingerbread, Gingerbread Cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 377kcal

Ingredients

For the Gingerbread Cake:

  • 3 ounces butter
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/3 pounds brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

For the Butter Rum Glaze:

  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 tablespoon white rum
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Gingerbread Cake Directions

  • Melt butter in a saucepan and carefully mix in molasses, eggs, and brown sugar.
  • Place baking soda in a 2-cup measure and pour hot water over it. Mix it into the butter-sugar mixture.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg. Stir into butter mixture.
  • Pour batter into greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until firm.
  • Cool cake completely.

Butter Rum Glaze Directions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add rum. Add powdered sugar and mix until well blended.
  • Pour and spread glaze over the gingerbread cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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