There’s nothing like the smell of those spicy ginger and cinnamon aroma’s filling your home around this time of year. To me it signals that Christmas is officially here! Every year I make a gingerbread house, all the kids in the family are absolutely mesmerised by it every year. But this year, we are having an all grown ups Christmas, so I decided to go for a more classy, adult version of the classic gingerbread house.
This Soft Gingerbread Cake with Sparkling Cranberries is so majestic. I am planning on leaving it out the whole Christmas eve and Christmas day, because it is such an absolute beautiful centre piece for the Christmas table. It stands tall and proud and really gives you that Christmassy (is that even a word?) feeling.
The sparkling cranberries are delicious and beautiful and they brighten up any Christmas lunch or dinner. So you could even simply make the Sparkling Cranberries by themselves and leave them on the table or add them to any other dessert. But making the whole Soft Gingerbread Cake with Sparkling Cranberries will amaze your whole family and will truly make your Christmas so incredibly special.
To be honest, I was even amazed by this Soft Gingerbread Cake with Sparkling Cranberries when I was done making it. It just looked so impressive and it was pretty easy to make. There is something about it that simply cannot be explained. I originally made it for Le Creuset and it looked so gorgeous on their beautiful Coastal Blue Cake Stand that I just had to make it again for my Christmas table.
To make the Sparkling Cranberries you create a simply syrup that you pour over the cranberries, then allow the cranberries to dry out on a wire rack, then roll them in some castor sugar and they’re done. Easy right? But yet so beautiful!
To make the Gingerbread Cake isn’t really any more difficult. All you do is mix the flour, baking powder, salt and spices together. Cream the sugar, eggs and vanilla, then add the syrup. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the milk and cream. Mix all the mixtures together until well incorporated. Pour into your pans and bake for 30min. That’s not so hard! Lastly, all that needs to be done is to make the cream cheese frosting and put it all together. YUM!
I am completely and utterly in love with this Soft Gingerbread Cake with Sparkling Cranberries! It is so delicious and so beautiful!