Festive Ginger Snap Cake

Ginger Snap Cake

Ginger Snap Cake! It’s December! My Christmas tree is up and I’m ready for all the Holiday festivities! My husband’s grandma used to make Ginger Snap Cookies for the family Christmas parties and he just loved them and still brings back memories to this day.

I started thinking of ways to incorporate that flavor into a cake and that is when the Ginger Snap Cake was born! 



Ginger Snap Cake


This cake is so moist and full of flavor and then you add the cream cheese icing and your mouth will be doing the happy dance!




This would be perfect for any Holiday gathering!




Ginger Snap Cake


2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1 1/2 cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup hot water
1 stick butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 8 ounces Whipped cream cheese
1 stick butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 to 3 cups powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and make sure the oven rack is on the third level. Grease a 9-inch springform pan and place aluminum foil on the bottom of the pan to help make sure the batter doesn’t seep through.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
In a different bowl, using a mixer, cream the butter for about a minute. Add the brown sugar until combined. Make sure to scrape down the sides. Add the egg and the vanilla and combine.
Add the dry ingredients alternating with the hot water and molasses, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Make sure not to over mix. The batter will be thin.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake, if clean, it’s done! Let the cake cool in the pan and then remove it.
FROSTING: In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Not thick enough? add a little bit more powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.










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36 thoughts on “Festive Ginger Snap Cake”

  1. This looks absolutely amazing and i am not even a fan of Gingercake/Bread/Biscuits. You can’t beat homemade either.

  2. I’m so impressed with how delicious your Ginger Snap Cake looks and it’s ingredients. I plan to make some new dishes for Christmas day because I am hosting it this year. This recipe will be definitely something I will be considering baking 🙂

  3. I’m so impressed with how delicious your Ginger Snap Cake looks and it’s ingredients. I plan to make some new dishes for Christmas day because I am hosting it this year. This recipe will be definitely something I will be considering baking. 🙂

  4. What a beautiful and festive cake! Gingersap is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine, well anything ginger really. Now to brainstorm on how to make this Paleo 🙂 Thanks for the great idea!

  5. What a fun and festive cake! I am a sucker for gingersnap, and anything ginger really. Now to brainstorm how to make this cake Paleo so I can enjoy several slices 🙂

  6. I love gingerbread cookies and gingersnap cookies, so I think I would love this ginger snap cake! It looks delicious! Perfect treat for the holidays!

  7. I can imagine serving this after a lovely dinner with the family! It’s perfect for dessert especially with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

  8. I always crave ginger snap cookies around this time of year but have never heard of ginger snap cake. I may have to give this recipe a try this holiday season.

  9. I love ginger anything so this cake really appeals to me! Your Ginger Snap Cake is lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul. Shared on our Hearth and Soul Facebook page.

  10. haha reminded me of the movie ginger snaps but this amazing recipe is no werewolf haha
    Se manifique! Sounds like the perfect dessert for this festive season. Love that there’s vanilla in this

  11. This is a beautiful cake and a perfect one for the holidays! Thanks for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. I don’t see the egg and vanilla in the instructions? Am I misreading something? I assume it goes in after you cream the butter/brown sugar.. I hope cause that’s what I’m going to do. Lol

    1. no, it’s me! lol! I guess I was drunk that day. lol!!! It’s there now. Thanks for pointing it out to me!

  13. Thank you for the recipe! We looved this cake, definitely saving the recipe. It has a very strong flavour, and does best paired with its frosting, or ice cream as we did! It was delicious.

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