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

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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

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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!

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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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