christmas cake
christmas cake

Maple Gingerbread Christmas Cake


December 12, 2019


Preheat the oven to 374 °F.

For the cake batter, use a blender to combine the molasses, maple syrup, marmalade and coconut oil. Blend until smooth.

Sift together the flour, cacao, baking soda, salt and spices in a large mixing bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add hot water and stir.

Line two round 8 inches cake tins and pour in batter, using a spatula to even out. Bake for 30 minutes.

To make the frosting, beat the Violife Just Like Cream Cheese Original in a mixer, slowly adding the sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

When the cake is cool, use a spatula to frost the cake smoothly, placing one sponge on top of the other. Place in the fridge to set. Decorate with cranberries, gingerbread biscuits, cinnamon sticks and rosemary.


PREP TIME: minutes 120 mins

COOK TIME: minutes 35 mins

SERVES: 12 - 15

for the gingerbread cake:

1 ½ cup molasses

1 ½ cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp cacao powder

1 cup orange marmalade

1 cup coconut oil, melted

5 cups all-purpose flour

3 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp ground ginger

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

¾ tsp ground cloves

2 cups hot water

for the frosting:

2 packs Violife Just Like Cream Cheese Original

2 Tbsp Maple syrup

4 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Decorations options: rosemary, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, gingerbread biscuits