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Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 
Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Image © Cookie and Kate
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.88

$0.88 per serving

443 people like this recipe

443 likes

This recipe is ready in 40 minutes

Ready in 40 minutes

spoonacular Score:64%

Spoonacular Score: 64%

 

Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting could be just the lacto ovo vegetarian recipe you've been looking for. One portion of this dish contains about 5g of protein, 20g of fat, and a total of 418 calories. This recipe serves 9 and costs 88 cents per serving. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Christmas. 443 people were impressed by this recipe. This recipe from Cookie and Kate requires molasses, milk, frontier co-op ground nutmeg, and butter. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 40 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 64%. This score is solid. Similar recipes are Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, and Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Gingerbread Cake works really well with Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. The NV Solera Cream Sherry with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 17 dollars per bottle.

NV Solera Cream Sherry

The Solera Cream Sherry has a brilliant amber and deep copper hue. With butterscotch and pecan aromas, the sweet salted nut and brown spice aromas carry a complex caramel accent. A sweet entry leads to a rounded, lush, moderately full-bodied palate with a lengthy, flavorful finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1.67 cups
1.67 cups white whole wheat flour
white whole wheat flour
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps baking powder
baking powder
1 tsp
1 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
1 tsp ground ginger
ground ginger
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps sea salt
sea salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cloves ground
cloves ground
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps ground nutmeg
ground nutmeg
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps baking soda
baking soda
1
1  egg
egg
0.33 cups
0.33 cups honey
honey
0.33 cups
0.33 cups molasses
molasses
0.5 cups
0.5 cups milk
milk
6 Tbsps
6 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
8 oz
8 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
1.25 cups
1.25 cups powdered sugar
powdered sugar
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
1.67 cups white whole wheat flour
1.67 cups
white whole wheat flour
1.5 tsps baking powder
1.5 tsps
baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp
ground ginger
0.5 tsps sea salt
0.5 tsps
sea salt
0.25 tsps cloves ground
0.25 tsps
cloves ground
0.25 tsps ground nutmeg
0.25 tsps
ground nutmeg
0.25 tsps baking soda
0.25 tsps
baking soda
1  egg
1
egg
0.33 cups honey
0.33 cups
honey
0.33 cups molasses
0.33 cups
molasses
0.5 cups milk
0.5 cups
milk
6 Tbsps unsalted butter
6 Tbsps
unsalted butter
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz
cream cheese
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
2 Tbsps
unsalted butter
1.25 cups powdered sugar
1.25 cups
powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Equipment

wire rack
wire rack
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
stand mixer
stand mixer
hand mixer
hand mixer
toothpicks
toothpicks
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
wire rack
wire rack
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
stand mixer
stand mixer
hand mixer
hand mixer
toothpicks
toothpicks
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Cookie and Kate

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.88
Ingredient
1 2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cloves ground
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup milk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Price
$0.28
$0.04
$0.08
$0.24
$0.01
$0.09
$0.04
$0.24
$1.38
$1.28
$0.17
$0.72
$2.35
$0.24
$0.48
$0.30
$7.94

Tips

Health Tips

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • Like many ground spices, ground nutmeg loses its flavor over time. For the best nutmeg taste, purchase whole nutmeg and grate it right as you use it. If you're a real nutmeg lover, you can even buy a nutmeg grinder.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

  • Choose free range or organic eggs whenever possible! Even though they are more expensive, eggs are generally cheap to begin with, and eggs from cage-free chickens are worth the extra cost.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
417 Calories
5g Protein
19g Total Fat
56g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
417
21%

Fat
19g
31%

  Saturated Fat
11g
73%

Carbohydrates
56g
19%

  Sugar
37g
42%

Cholesterol
74mg
25%

Sodium
261mg
11%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
10%

Manganese
0.52mg
26%

Selenium
13µg
19%

Vitamin A
698IU
14%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
13%

Phosphorus
126mg
13%

Folate
48µg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.2mg
12%

Iron
2mg
11%

Calcium
107mg
11%

Magnesium
41mg
10%

Potassium
349mg
10%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Vitamin B6
0.12mg
6%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.5mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.61µg
4%

Fiber
0.84g
3%

Zinc
0.5mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.19µg
3%

Vitamin E
0.45mg
3%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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