Perfectly spiced gingerbread cake filled and frosted with silky sweet caramel swiss meringue.
Whose idea was it to create Secret Santa? I had to get a present for a colleague that cost £5. What am I getting for £5? Okay so they tried to make it easier by asking the participants to create a wish list. Did the person I picked create one??? No!! My inner voice was screaming , help please. On the plus side, the person I picked is someone I know pretty well.
It was off to TK Maxx for me. I can’t abide shopping in the TK Maxx clothes department but I love their home department. Listen, that place is treasure trove. I found a lovely present in their accessories department for my secret Santa pressie.. RESULT!!! The rest of the time was spent in their home department.
As a food blogger, I am always looking for props, plates , cake stands, cutlery and all sorts for food staging. I left behind these beautiful copper pot. Emoji sad face 🙁 . Yeah I need to win the lottery fast. On the plus side, I re homed two of the prettiest red cakes stands and the wooden slab in the picture.
After all the shopping, it was time to get my baking on. After the caramel gingerbread cookies, I baking a gingerbread cake was next on my list. Gingerbread is a holiday favourite of mine. The spiced aromas of this gingerbread cake makes the house feel and smell all Christmasy. Plus I promised my daughter that we would make gingerbread men. That child would eat gingerbread men everyday if she had her way.
The cake is a simple cake with all the flavours of a gingerbread man, only in a cake. It is full of ginger, cloves, cinnamon, brown sugar and molasses sugar. The rich aroma and flavour of the molasses sugar adds even more flavour to the gingerbread cake.
Not that this gingerbread cake isn’t delicious on it’s own, the caramel swiss meringue took the cake to whole other level of deliciousness. Homemade caramel sauce or shop bought can be used to make the caramel swiss meringue buttercream. You can see how I made my caramel sauce here , here and find the recipe here .
I definitely recommend this Gingerbread Cake making an appearance on your Christmas Day menu.
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