Gingerbread Cake Recipe


This Delicious Gingerbread Cake Recipe begins from a moist and perfectly spiced gingerbread batter that creates the most heavenly textured cake you will ever taste! 

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

 Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes 

Servings: 16 servings

 Calories: 414kcal


For the Pound Cake

  • ▢1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ▢1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • ▢1 cup granulated sugar
  • ▢1 cup molasses
  • ▢4 large eggs room temperature
  • ▢3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • ▢2 tbsp McCormick ginger, ground
  • ▢2 tsp McCormick cinnamon, ground
  • ▢1 tsp baking soda
  • ▢1 tsp salt
  • ▢1/2 tsp McCormick Allspice, ground
  • ▢1/2 tsp McCormick Cloves, ground
  • ▢1 cup buttermilk
  • ▢1 1/2 tbsp McCormick pure vanilla extract

For the Glaze

  • ▢1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • ▢1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ▢1/2 tbsp milk
  • ▢Edible white chocolate snowflakes for garnish

US Customary – Metric


For the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with non-stick baking spray or grease with shortening/butter and flour and set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, add together butter, both sugars and molasses and beat on high speed until light and fluffy for about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add in eggs one at a time and mix until well incorporated.
  • Slow mixer to lowest speed and carefully add flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, allspice, and cloves in increments and mix until well combined.  
  • Lastly mix in buttermilk and vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.  
  • Remove cake from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, then invert cake into cooling rack or serving plate, cool until room temperature, then prepare glaze.

For the Glaze

  • Once cake is completely cooled, whisk together confectioner’s sugar, maple syrup and milk. Add more milk or syrup if needed. Glaze should be pourable but not too thin.
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled cake. Garnish with snowflakes and serve.