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Easy Ginger Cake Recipe with Ginger Frosting (Ginger Ale Cake)

Easy Ginger Cake

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Soft, moist, easy ginger cake recipe with ginger frosting. Needs simple ingredients, fresh ginger, ginger ale, cinnamon. Great for Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Decorating time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 9 Slices
Calories 8057
Author CakeWhiz

Ingredients

Cake

  • ½ cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • ½ cup Sour cream Full fat
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup Ginger ale
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg powder Optional
  • 1/8 tsp Cloves powder Optional
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp Baking powder

Ginger frosting

  • 1 cup Shortening
  • ½ cup Butter Unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Freshly grated
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Meringue powder Optional-for stability
  • 1/2 cup Ginger ale
  • 6-8 cups Powdered sugar

Instructions

Cake:

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs and mix until just combined.
  • Add sour cream, fresh ginger, ginger ale and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. 
  • Finally, add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder and mix until just combined. 
  • The batter will be thick. Don't over-mix or try to thin it out!
  • Pour this batter into 3 greased/floured round cake pans (Dimensions: 8x2).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Frosting:

  • In a mixing bowl, add shortening and butter and mix until fluffy.
  • Add fresh ginger, cinnamon, meringue powder, ginger ale and mix again.
  • Start adding powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) while constantly mixing.
  • 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.

Assembling:

  • Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the sides of the three cakes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place the third 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. 
  • Place white edible pearls and cinnamon candy balls on top of cake. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 8057kcal | Carbohydrates: 1099g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 404g | Saturated Fat: 173g | Cholesterol: 831mg | Sodium: 2465mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 912g | Vitamin A: 6270IU | Calcium: 365mg | Iron: 12.1mg