It doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy this deliciously moist, creamy and fragrant Gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting.
A really easy gingerbread cake recipe, it is a lovely seasonal addition to your fall picnic dessert repertoire and of course, it makes a deliciously comforting winter picnic sweet treat. The gingerbread flavours and creamy frosting are also a favourite for kids picnics and parties any time of year.
This recipe uses full fat cream cheese as it gives the frosting a lovely, thick creamy finish. You can use low fat versions but bear in mind you may end up with a much lighter and potentially runnier finish.
At a pinch – yes you can although butter is preferable as it gives the gingerbread cake a much richer flavour and moist cake. Also, margarine may give the cake a different texture.
Leave the butter out on the counter overnight in cooler weather. In warmer weather, allow to stand out of the fridge for at least 2-3 hours. If you forget to take the butter out, you can give it short 10 second bursts in the microwave but be very careful not to melt it.
Love a cake with Cream Cheese Icing? Try our delightful Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting or our easy to make Hummingbird Cake recipe with the sweet flavour of the tropics. We’ve even got a decadent Keto Chocolate Cake with delicious chocolate cream cheese Icing.