Gingerbread Layer Cake With Spiced Buttercream Frosting

16 Slices
38 min

Gingerbread Layer Cake with Spiced Buttercream Frosting... aka, the best way to truly celebrate the Christmas season! Three layers of flavorful and delicious gingerbread cake, that have been generously frosted with a gingerbread spiced American Buttercream. This cake is so simple, but when it's baking, the smell is absolutely mouthwatering and oh so delicious. It'll truly make it feel like the holiday's! Every bite is layered with spice, hints of molasses, sweet vanilla, and filled with creamy spiced buttercream. This is the perfect spiced cake for your Christmas dessert table. Oh, and the best part? It’s so much easier to make than you might think, and so pretty with barely any effort! It's guaranteed to the be a showstopper and a crowd favorite.

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Gingerbread Layer Cake With Spiced Buttercream Frosting
Recipe details
  • 16  Slices
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 23 Minutes Total time: 38 min
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  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅜ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups salted butter, room temperature
  • ⅜ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
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