Christmas Gingerbread House

RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Decorated for Christmas, this spiced gingerbread house will be a jaw-dropping centrepiece on the dinner table!

Christmas Gingerbread House Cake

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time55 minsTotal Time1 hr 35 mins

 2 ¾ cups cake flour
 1 cup sugar
 2 tsp ground ginger
  cup brown sugar
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 cup butter, softened
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 4 eggs
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 1 tsp vanilla
 1 tsp salt
 1 ¼ cups milk
 2 tsp baking powder
Bakeware

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 160°C and grease and lightly flour the Bundt pan.

2

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and baking powder; set aside.

3

In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and butter, then beat for 3 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl often.

4

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. then reduce the mixer speed to low.

5

Blend the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, alternating with the milk.

6

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, spreading the batter slightly up onto its sides.

7

Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 55-66 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8

Let the cake cool upright in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

9

Decorate as desired – you can be simple by just dusting with icing sugar, or go further with sweets and piped icing for a full effect. Try green frosting and red candies for Christmas trees out the front, a green ring lolly for a wreath above the door (look for 'apple rings' from confectionery stores), white piped icing for snow on window sills, and fairy floss in the chimney.

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Ingredients

 2 ¾ cups cake flour
 1 cup sugar
 2 tsp ground ginger
  cup brown sugar
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1 cup butter, softened
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 4 eggs
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 1 tsp vanilla
 1 tsp salt
 1 ¼ cups milk
 2 tsp baking powder
Bakeware

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 160°C and grease and lightly flour the Bundt pan.

2

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and baking powder; set aside.

3

In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and butter, then beat for 3 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl often.

4

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. then reduce the mixer speed to low.

5

Blend the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, alternating with the milk.

6

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, spreading the batter slightly up onto its sides.

7

Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 55-66 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8

Let the cake cool upright in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

9

Decorate as desired – you can be simple by just dusting with icing sugar, or go further with sweets and piped icing for a full effect. Try green frosting and red candies for Christmas trees out the front, a green ring lolly for a wreath above the door (look for 'apple rings' from confectionery stores), white piped icing for snow on window sills, and fairy floss in the chimney.

Christmas Gingerbread House
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