A cake made from gingerbread is such a seemingly unusual delicacy, but it is incredibly simple. It can be cooked when there is no time at all or for a couple with small children.
Gingerbread cake without baking
Gingerbread cake can be prepared not only from finished store products, but also in the form of home baking, for which special dough is used. And for its preparation you will need the following ingredients:
- 210 g butter;
- 200 g mascarpone cheese;
- 3.5 tbsp. l liquid honey;
- 3 tbsp. sifted flour;
- 2 large chicken eggs;
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon;
- 1, 2 tbsp. sugar;
- 1 tsp baking powder;
- 1 tsp ground ginger;
- 1 tsp ginger root;
- 1 pinch of salt;
- 1/3 tsp ground nutmeg;
- ½ tsp baking soda.
The main stages of cooking:
- The oven is preheated to 200 degrees. And in a deep bowl, the sifted flour is mixed with baking soda, salt, a spoon of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger and baking powder.
- 110 g of soft butter mixed with eggs. They must be injected into the mass alternately and beat well with a mixer at medium speed.
- Ginger root is rubbed on a fine grater and added to the dough together with 3 tbsp. l honey Best of all, if it is liquid — so much more convenient.
- Dry ingredients are added to the batter, and milk is gradually poured. Everything is well mixed again until uniform.
- The dough should be thick and free of lumps. If you have time, it is recommended to leave it for 10-15 minutes.
- After that, you need to bake 2-3 cakes in a preheated oven. Each of them will take about 20-30 minutes. Ready baked goods should definitely be cooled.
- During this time, preparing the cream. Mascarpone is whipped with sugar and the remaining butter (soft). A few minutes before the end of beating, cinnamon and liquid honey are added. They will help to achieve a rich taste and greater smoothness.
- It remains to form a cake. Cakes are laid out alternately on a dish and well spread with butter cream.
- The finished cake is placed in the refrigerator for at least one hour, after which it is served at the table.
By the way, from one such cake you can cut the gingerbread on the cake using a special form. Decorate and complement it at its discretion.
This is especially true when on the nose New Year or Christmas holidays.
Banana Gingerbread Cake
To prepare such a recipe you need to buy simple and affordable products. And first of all it is:
- 500 g of fresh gingerbread without filling;
- 500 g thick sour cream;
- 200 g of powdered sugar;
- 2-3 large bananas.
The main stages of cooking:
All components are delivered in advance from the refrigerator. Best of all, if they are at room temperature.
Sugar in a coffee grinder is interrupted into powdered sugar and added to fresh sour cream. Everything is mixed well until a homogeneous thick mass.
A layer of gingerbread is laid out on a large round dish. For convenience, you can cut the top and irregularities, so that the cake was stable.
Gingerbread lightly smeared with the resulting cream.
From above laid out sliced bananas. It is good if they are firm, not overripe.
Gingerbread cookies are laid out again, and everything is thoroughly smeared with sour cream so that there are no “holes”.
The top is sprinkled with a small amount of powdered sugar, grated chocolate, nuts or fresh fruit.
The cake is placed in the cold for 3-6 hours, after which it is served at the table.
How to decorate homemade dessert
Since it is now clear how to make a cake out of gingerbread, you can talk a bit about decorating it. And here are the most simple, but rather interesting options:
- Fruits and berries. Gingerbread cake stuffing most often consists of ripe bananas, but blueberries, raspberries and even strawberries are just as good. Quite rarely, but caramelized apples and pears are sometimes used to decorate the tops.
- Marshmallow and Turkish Delight. They are cut into small pieces and added to the filling. But quite a bit, as they are sweet and can make the dessert too cloying.
- Baked chocolate. Black, white, milk and even with filling — it all depends on the taste preferences of the person and the type of chocolate that is easiest to get. Only chocolate is not added to the filling — they just pour the top.
- Boiled condensed milk. They can grease gingerbread, and spread bananas on top. It turns out also very tasty — especially this dessert like small sweet teeth.
As you can see, the cake of gingerbread can be decorated with almost anything. The main thing — to show imagination and make sure in advance that all the ingredients are well combined with each other.
After all, it is very important that homemade sweets were not only tasty, but also not harmful to health.
Therefore, if there are any doubts, it is recommended to immediately test the future composition, having missed them 2-3 sticks. If you like it, then you can start making the main dish.