Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas. Baked this ginger cake with Cream cheese frosting. And since it was my sons first Christmas it was even more memorable to share that moment with my loved ones.

For the Recipe:

  1. All purpose Flour: 2 cups
  2. Castor Sugar: 1 1/2 cup
  3. Vegetable Oil: 1/2 cup
  4. Eggs: 4
  5. Baking Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Baking Soda: 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Ginger Paste: 2 Teaspoon
  8. Ginger grated: 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Butter: 1 slab
  10. Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
  11. Cocoa: 1/2 cup
  12. Vanilla Essence: a few drops

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and put your greased pan in the oven. Sift all the dry ingredients. In a seperate bowl whisk your eggs and add in sugar one spoon at a time and using electric beater beat the mix. Add in Oil. In a seperate bowl beat your butter and add in the egg mix gently and beat. Add in Vanilla essence.

Fold in the dry ingredients and beat for 3 minutes. Add in Ginger paste and grated ginger and beat for a minute. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 to 40  minutes or till skewer comes clean. Let it stay in the oven for next ten minutes. Take it out and let it cool on rack.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Butter: 1 slab
  2. Cream Cheese: 1 tub
  3. Whipped Cream: 2 cups
  4. Icing Sugar: 2 cups or till the frosting becomes the right consistency
  5. Vanilla Essence: 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Fresh Strawberries: 3
  7. Red Fondant Berries: Add red colour to the Fondant and roll it in between your hands.

Beat Butter in a seperate bowl till it becomes fluffy. In a seperate bowl beat Cream cheese till it becomes smooth. Beat in Whipped cream in a seperate bowl till soft peaks form. Gently fold in Cream cheese to the butter mix and beat. Add in Icing sugar that is sifted before and beat add in Vanilla essence. Ensure to add in whipped cream in the end and just fold it in a few times. It will give you that white colour to your frosting. Make the first crumb coat and refrigerate the cake for 15 minutes. Use the rest of the frosting to coat the cake. I used a bit of that frosting to make leafs on the cake and red fondant dots were used to give the feel of red berries. I sprinkled some white sprinkles on the cake and using my hands coated the side of the cake. Finally decorate it with strawberries.



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