Gingerbread Sponge Cake

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A great treat any time of the year, Gingerbread Sponge Cake has a special place on the table during the holidays.

Okay, let me show you how we made this!

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What you’ll need:

  • 400ml flour
  • 350ml sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250ml sour cream or buttermilk
  • 150g  butter
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

Add the eggs to a mixing bowl


Add the sugar

Whisk until mixture is white and a bit stiff (this can take a few minutes). This is what makes the cake spongy!

Add the melted butter and sour cream (or buttermilk)

While this is mixing, blend the dry ingredients


Add in the dry ingredients and mix well

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Once mixed it’s time to grease and flour a 2L pan, or a couple of pans totaling that volume

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We used a small round pan and for fun, one shaped like a Swedish dalahäst!


Fill your pan or pans about 2/3rds full

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Now they’re ready to bake!

Place them in a 350F/175C oven for approximately 45 minutes. Use a fork to test. Poke the centre of the cake, if the fork comes back clean, it’s done!

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Let the cake cool. I know they smell amazing, but resist!

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Yes Pippi, the cake is ready!

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Slice, maybe serve with a dollop of whipped cream?

So, there you have it, our lovely Gingerbread Sponge Cake

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Bon Apetit!

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