Impress friends and family with this simple gingerbread bundt cake topped with a sweet eggnog glaze. Perfect for holiday gatherings!
I never made a gingerbread house growing up. Building a house is one of the most popular activities to do at Christmas time. At least it seemed like everyone was making one as a child. And yet some how I managed to miss the experience. Maybe I never asked or my mother never offered. Either way, I can tell you I have no regrets. Now, making a gingerbread bundt cake is a completely different story. This was an experience I totally didn’t want to miss. And you don’t want to either!
I’m sharing this Gingerbread Bundt Cake recipe today as part of the Christmas Ideas Tour hosted by Angie of Postcards from the Ridge. We’re sharing 25 of our favorite Christmas ideas. You’ll see Christmas mantels, tablescapes, DIY/Craft projects, trees, and finally desserts. Today is all about sweet Christmas desserts so this is where my cake jumps in the tour. 😉
What I love most about this gingerbread bundt cake is it has all the sweet flavor of a gingerbread cookies but with the scrumptious texture of a cake. If you love the crunch of a cookie, I get it. But in my opinion, cake is where it’s at! It’s like my favorite saying, ‘How do I like my eggs? Ummmm….in a cake.’
I made this delicious cake last week when my sister and mother were visiting. When it came time to add the sweet eggnog glaze (my favorite part) I was unsure how to drizzle. I’ll be the first to confess that I am not a glaze drizzle master. So if I thought the glaze looked a little weird in a section, I kept adding more. And then some how, the other side seemed unbalanced. So of course, I had to add more. I think you’re seeing the pattern here. So I actually ended up with a gingerbread bundt cake that had pools of glaze. But you know what, those little pools of glaze are a secret little treat for the baker. A piece a cake for you, a little glaze bite for me. Everyone wins. 😉
The Holiday Dessert
The eggnog glaze is what really makes this cake unique. Although, I’m an eggnog lover so there may be a little bias. In fact, when I started writing this post I actually had to pour myself a little glass because I kept seeing the word ‘eggnog’. 😉 If you are not an eggnog fan, I still suggest you give this cake a try because the eggnog flavor is so very subtle. It really is just a compliment to the wonderful spices of the gingerbread.
If you are entertaining friends and family this Christmas, serve them this gingerbread bundt cake. And leave those famous gingerbread houses to the little ones. 😉
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Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Eggnog Glaze
Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Eggnog Glaze
For the Cake
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
For the Eggnog Glaze
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons egg nog
Start by making bundt cake first: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-12 cup bundt pan. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients; flour, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, oil, molasses, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until you see no lumps. Pour in the buttermilk and whisk until smooth.
Add the dry flour ingredients to the wet ingredients in two additions, whisking until the flour is absorbed. Transfer the batter to the bundt ban.
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cook on a wired rack for about 10 minutes. Then invert on to wire rack and cool completely before adding glaze.
Finish by making eggnog glaze: In a small bowl, combine the confectioners sugar and the eggnog. Stir until smooth. Add a drop more eggnog at a time until you get the desired glaze consistency. Drizzle over top of bundt cake.
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Now it’s time to see all the Christmas ideas from these talented home bloggers. Here’s the tour lineup for the week. So be sure to visit everyone for wonderful Christmas ideas for the whole house. The links for each topic are below the images.