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Ginger Ale Cake

Make the softest, moistest ginger ale cake ever, using fresh ginger and ginger ale. This would be a great dessert for Christmas and the holiday season!

*This ginger ale cake recipe was sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. All opinions are my own.
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Since I am originally from Canada, I am a big FAN of Canada Dry®.

Sipping this ginger ale just reminds me of HOME and makes me so HAPPY inside.

I have wanted to share a ginger ale cake recipe on my blog for a while now but it’s taken me about a year to PERFECT this recipe…Sheesh!

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The cakes were either too dense…

Or too soft…

Or too sweet…

MY OTHER RECIPES


Or they would sink in the center…

But this ginger ale cake recipe is now PERFECT! 😀

It’s soft but firm and and filled with a creamy frosting that’s to die for!

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Most ginger cakes I have tried have a very subtle ginger taste that I am NOT too fond of.

I wanted this cake to really show off the STRONG and BOLD ginger flavor.

So, I used ginger ale and freshly ground ginger together to really ENHANCE the flavor.

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When my official taste-tester aka my hubby first TASTED this cake, he said: “If a spiced cake was to marry a ginger cake, this cake would be their baby!” Hahahaha

That’s so TRUE!

Honestly, if you are looking to make a cake for Christmas or even Thanksgiving, I highly URGE you to try out this recipe!

This cake’s spicy flavors of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg makes it perfect for the holiday season… Don’t you agree?

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By the way, I used TWO types of ginger ales to make this cake and frosting: Regular Canada Dry® and Canada Dry TEN®.  I picked up both varieties on a recent shopping trip to Target.

If you are watching your calorie intake, you can just use Canada Dry TEN® which only has 10 calories!

Yes… just TEN calories!

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Ginger ale cake
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Recipe type: Cake
 
Make the softest, moistest ginger ale cake ever, using fresh ginger and ginger ale. This would be a great dessert for Christmas and the holiday season!
Ingredients
Ginger ale cake
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup Canada Dry TEN® ginger ale
  • ¼ cup Canada Dry® ginger ale
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup full fat yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ⅛ tsp clove powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
Ginger ale frosting
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 6-8 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup Canada Dry TEN® ginger ale
  • ¼ cup Canada Dry® ginger ale
  • 2 tbsp freshly ground ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp meringue powder (optional-for stability)
Decoration
  • Piping bag
  • Tip #4B
  • White edible pearls
  • Cinnamon candy balls
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and mix until just combined.
  3. Add cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, clove powder, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract and freshly ground ginger and mix again.
  4. In a separate bowl, add both the ginger ales and yogurt. Mix properly with a spoon until there are no lumps.
  5. Add this yogurt mixture and flour into the mixing bowl. Mix until the batter is just combined.
  6. The batter will be thick. Don't over-mix or try to thin it out!
  7. Pour this batter into 3 round cake pans (Dimensions: 8x2).
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Here are the steps for making the ginger ale frosting:
  1. In a mixing bowl, add shortening and butter. Mix until everything is fluffy.
  2. Add cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, meringue powder and freshly ground ginger. Mix again.
  3. Add the regular Canada Dry® and mix again.
  4. Add Canada Dry TEN® and mix again.
  5. Start adding powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) while mixing.
  6. After adding 6 cups of sugar, check to see if you are satisfied with the consistency. The frosting should be creamy but thick so that it can sufficiently hold the weight of this layered cake. If it's too soft, add more powdered sugar and mix again.
Here are the steps for assembling this cake:
  1. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the sides of the three cakes.
  2. Place one cake on a cake stand. Fill a piping bag with ginger ale frosting and attach Tip #4B. Hold the bag at a 90 degree angle and pipe little stars of frosting on top of the cake.
  3. Place the second cake on top of the frosting. Hold the piping bag at a 90 degree angle again. Pipe little stars of frosting on top of the cake.
  4. Place the third cake on top of the frosting.
  5. Hold the piping bag at a 90 degree angle again. Pipe little stars of frosting on top of the cake. Place white edible pearls and cinnamon candy balls on top of cake.
  6. And you are done!

Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

*This ginger ale cake recipe was sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. All opinions are my own.
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16 Comments

  1. Sue

    November 25, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I never heard of a ginger ale cake that looks awesome! 🙂

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      November 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      Thanks! I try to make something new and different for the holiday season!

  2. Lucy

    December 31, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Would this work with flat ginger ale?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 4, 2016 at 1:38 am

      I am sorry but I haven’t tried that. If you give it a shot, let me know how it turns out…

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