Gingerbread Cake with Orange Icing

orange icing, gingerbread cake

I love a beautiful cake pan almost as much as the cake that bakes within it!

Hussein and I were at the mall last weekend and I had to stop and have a look (and only a look, I promised) at William Sonoma when I came across the most beautiful Nordic Ware pan. I *had* to have it. 

gingerbread cake with orange icing

I then set out to make a special cake flavor to go with this oh *so* special pan. I wanted it to be festive, reminiscent of the season and unlike other cakes that I have made before.

I decided on a gingerbread cake and landed on this recipe from Bon Appetit. I paired it with a very simple orange icing 😀

gingerbread cake, gingerbread cake

 

Gingerbread Cake with Orange Icing
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
Gingerbread Cake
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
Orange Icing
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2½ tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix oil, brown sugar and molasses until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between each addition.
  4. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, clove.
  5. Add the flour to the wet ingredients. Also add in the boiling water and orange zest.
  6. Mix until all ingredients are combined, being careful not to overmix.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean
  8. Allow the cake to cool completely
Icing
  1. Mix powdered sugar with orange juice and zest, until well combined
  2. Use a pipping bag to decorate your cake
  3. Enjoy 🙂

 

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