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Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel {+ a Giveaway}

December 11, 2014

Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel

When it comes to gingerbread cookies I’ve never been that enthusiastic. I don’t think I’ve ever made them at home and successfully made them taste gingery or spicy enough (anyone got tips!?) but gingerbread cake is a whooole different ball game. I love when it has a syrupy, dense texture with a richness almost comparable to a brownie. Last year I created my all time favourite recipe for gingerbread cake in loaf form (it has pumpkin in it which I think is why it’s so ridiculously moist) which I knew I had to put in my book because it’s just so damn moreish.

Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel

Last week I was ‘commissioned’* by my boyfriend to bake something to bring to the hospital where he’s studying for a staff/patient Christmas party. I knew there would be a lot of people so a loaf cake would not be enough – I’d have to make some sort of towering, quadruple layer cake. Being in a festive mood I had gingerbread on the brain, but my recipe is more of a snacking cake. It’s better for an informal tea-time treat and is way too delicate to withstand all the weight if layered up. Then as I was flicking through April Carter’s new cake book, Decorated, I spotted this beauty. A huge, dark gingerbread layer cake sandwiched together with salted caramel buttercream and drizzled in a sticky layer of caramel sauce. It was meant to be!

*I say commissioned, I actually mean that he asked me to help him bake buuut I got carried away and just made it all….oops?

Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel

April’s book is not only beautiful (I could stare at fancy layer cakes all day) but also incredibly helpful. It’s chock full of cake baking tips with step-by-step photos for leveling, decorating and making cakes. I’m obsessed with it and I want you to be too so I’m giving away a copy of the book! Just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter box below to enter (you may have to click through to my website if you are reading this via a subscription).

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(Cover photo by Danielle Wood)

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Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel

Notes:

– Slightly adapted from Decorated, by April Carter (Hardie Grant, £20)
– I didn’t add the whiskey to the caramel as the cake was going to be feeding a huge range of people, some of whom may not be able to or want to consume alcohol.
– Making a buttercream dam is easier to show than explain if you’ve never heard of it before – thank goodness for Martha Stewart! Check this link to see a photo of what I mean

Gingerbread Layer Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel {+ a Giveaway}

Ingredients

  • 225 g (8 oz / 1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 110 g (3.5 oz) black treacle (unsulfered molasses)
  • 110 g (3.5 oz) golden syrup - use corn/agave syrup if you can't get this
  • 225 g (1 cup) soft dark brown sugar, not packed
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 300 ml (1 1/4 cups) whole milk
  • 350 g (scant 3 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves (I used allspice)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

For the Salted Whiskey Caramel Sauce:

  • 250 g (1 cup + 2 tbsp) caster sugar
  • 300 ml (1 1/4 cups) double (heavy) cream
  • 50 g (2 oz/ 1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 3 tsp whiskey
  • 1 – 2 tsp flaky sea salt

For the Whiskey Caramel Buttercream:

  • 200 g (7.5 oz / 1 cup minus 1 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 330 g (2 1/3 cups) icing (powered) sugar
  • 100 ml (scant 1/2 cup) salted whiskey caramel sauce (see above)
  • Crystallised ginger , for decoration.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (335°F). Prepare two 18 cm (7 inch) round, deep cake tins by greasing and lining the base with parchment paper.
  2. Heat the butter, treacle and golden syrup in a large saucepan over a low heat until the butter has melted.
  3. Beat in the sugar and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and milk together. Slowly beat into the butter and sugar mixture.
  5. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt into the saucepan and beat until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the 2 prepared pans and bake for 30 – 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached.
  7. Let cool for about 10 minutes and then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the icing and caramel sauce.

For the caramel sauce:

  1. Heat the sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once the sugar starts to melt, swirl the sugar into the liquid areas of the pan without stirring.
  2. While the sugar is melting, gently warm the cream and butter in a separate pan until the butter has melted.
  3. After about 10 minutes, or once the sugar has completely melted and is a dark amber color, remove the saucepan from the heat.
  4. Immediately whisk in the warm cream and butter mixture (be careful, as the hot caramel can splash up). If the sugar solidifies, return the pan to medium heat until the mixture is liquid again.
  5. Stir in the salt and whiskey.
  6. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a heatproof bowl to remove any remaining lumps of sugar and leave to cool.

For the buttercream:

  1. Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat the butter in a bowl for 3-4 minutes until pale and creamy. Add the icing sugar and whiskey caramel sauce then continue to beat for another 2-3 minutes until smooth.

To assemble:

  1. Level the cakes by cutting off the domed tops (I like using a serrated knife for this) and split each layer in half so that you have 4 layers in total.
  2. Spread the first layer with a bout 1/6 of the buttercream. Make a thicker layer of buttercream like a dam (see notes) around the edges and spoon in about 2 tbsp of the slightly cooled caramel (if it is too thick to pour, warm it gently for a few seconds on the stove). Place the second layer on top and repeat the buttercream + caramel filling and repeat again with the third layer. Top with the last layer and cover the entire cake with a thin layer of the buttercream (this is called crumb coating). Chill for 30 minutes then pour over the caramel (again, warm it if it is too thick to pour, or chill if it is too runny) and decorate with chopped crystallised ginger.

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  • Thalia @ butter and brioche December 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Oh god this gingerbread layer cake is all I am craving right now… especially with all that drizzled whisky caramel sauce. Seriously delicious stuff. Pinned!

  • molly yeh December 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    mmmmmm tis the gingerbread season!! this cake looks delicious. and thank you for clearing up what black treacle is!!!! i was wondering about that!!!

    • Izy December 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      It should be friends with your gingerbread farm!! Yeah black treacle is weird, I’d say it’s slightly thicker than molasses but it pretty much tastes the same so I sub them for each other all the time and it works perfectly.

  • Jodi@prairiekuchen December 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. And looks delicious. I think I need to make it.

  • myriam / rhubarb! rhubarb! rhubarb! December 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    so excited! I have a Christmas-time birthday so I’m on the hunt for a Christmassy birthday cake… this pretty gingerbread might be it.

  • katie skeoch December 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Will be making gingerbread and fruit dumpling for the new year x

  • Alexis December 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Hopefully I will be baking this delicious looking cake!! Yum!!!

  • Alex December 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    This holiday season I will be baking gingerbread (this cake just topped my list!), chocolate cake, peppermint fudge, pumpkin snicker doodles and slutty brownies!

  • Jennifer December 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I plan on making a tart of some sort. Maybe the caramel apple tart I’ve been seeing everywhere. Or an apple pie. And more donuts.

  • Caroline December 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Try adding white pepper and candied ginger to your ginger cookies! Martha Stewart has a great recipe. http://www.marthastewart.com/338963/molasses-ginger-cookies

    • Izy December 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Yay!! Gingerbread tips – thank you!

  • Lauren December 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I’m planning on baking snickerdoodles. Easiest cookie ever and definitely one of my favorites to eat!

  • Gill Bland December 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Linzer biscuits!

  • Cydney December 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    This looks divine! Absolutely perfect for my christmas party coming up.

    Quick question though: You say to add the whiskey caramel to the buttercream but then also say to pour it onto the cake.. I assume we are just supposed to add some of the caramel to the buttercream? Is that correct?

    Can’t wait to make this next week!

    • Izy December 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      You’re absolutely correct! When you make the buttercream you stir some of the caramel sauce into it (the amount you need is listed in the ingredients list for the buttercream) and the remaining sauce is layered between the cake layers and poured over the cake 🙂

  • Lidya December 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I’m thinking of mini meringue drops, or rocky road, something that requires minimum oven time because it’s summer here in New Zealand x_x

  • Rida SJ December 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I’m hoping to make an apple and plum crumble cake! I need to find a good recipe as I tbknm I’ve made it up in my head! But I really want to make Tunisian orange cake too, it’s my favourite ever but I’ve never made it!! I think lightly spiced with cinnamon and a teeny bit of nutmeg it would have an added festiveness!

  • Rosie Dunningham December 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    This cake looks to die for. These holidays I am planning on giving Mary Berry’s famous Yule log a go for our work Christmas bake off! Already I’ve made white chocolate, cranberry & pistachio cookies and apple strudel that have been vaguely Christmassy. Can’t wait to get the mince pies baked for actual Christmas Day! Rosie x
    http://www.rosebudbakes.wordpress.com

  • Nicol December 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Yummy!! Im definitely adding this to my christmas menu !

  • Catherine Kim December 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Matcha or Earl Grey sables

  • Cassie December 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Lots of cookies!

  • Cindy December 11, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    gingerbread cookies, ginger molasses cookies, pumpkin bread!

  • Rebecca N. December 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I’m making about five different cookies, fudge and Peppermint patties fire the holidays.

  • Jade Sheldon-Burnsed December 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    So, I’m DYING over how gorgeous this cake is. This year I’m baking dark chocolate macadamia nut brownies and candy cane macaroons!

  • Roz December 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    This cake looks amazing! I’m going to bake a cherry, chocolate layer cake for our family Christmas meal – I’m not a big fan of Christmas cake for dessert :/

    • Izy December 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      Yeah Christmas cake is not my fave either.. I usually make a Yule log or something else for the 25th too!

  • Deborah December 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I am making a brown butter raspberry sweet bread with berries from my garden.

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen December 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    This cake looks amazing! Dying over that drippy whiskey caramel sauce! I’m baking ALL THE THINGS for the holidays…cookies, cinnamon rolls, cakes. I’m so excited!

  • Baby June December 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Yule logs!

  • Lexi Earl December 11, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I’ve been making loads of gingerbread reindeer cookies, and mince pies! Next week I’m going to try my own panettone (first time so hold thumbs) and some stained-glass stars for the tree!

  • Andreia Álvaro December 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I want to try to do this , this Christmas hope I can manage to do it 😉

  • Andrea McCulloch December 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I will be baking pirukad, Estonian mini pasties. A near cousin of Chicago’s perogies, my Mum’s recipe was simply top quality gammon offcuts, finely chopped fried up with finely chopped onion, a bit of pepper but no salt – the gammon has that. I use equal amounts of bacon and onions.
    After frying and cooling this is the filling for small bite sized pasties, but made with bread dough, not pastry. Make up bread dough as per usual before chopping the bacon and onion, prove, and knock bac . Take a walnut sized lump of dough, roll to a circle and place a heaped teaspoon of filling on the lower half of the circle. Seal as you would a pasty. Brush with milk or beaten egg to glaze.

    I use a standard white bread mix, a bag bread mix when I am in a hurry. They take about 20 mins in a hot oven. Heavenly when hot or cold. A standard bag of bread mix makes about 40 pirukad.

    • Izy December 11, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Okay that sounds incredible! And we’re having Gammon for Christmas this year so I will have to make some with the leftovers 🙂

  • Dana S December 11, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I’m going to try to bake sufganiyot (which I know defeats the purpose since chanukah celebrates oil) and have them taste sinful

  • Kaela December 11, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    im excited to bake chocolate chip cookies

  • Ellie December 11, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I’m going to bake a few pies and cookies with my mom!

  • Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating December 11, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I want to try baking a plantain bread for the first time.

  • Alison H. December 11, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I am planning to make my Red Velvet Cheesecake…I make it every year!

  • Tracy December 11, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    a sweet potato pie, per tradition 🙂

  • Daniel December 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I plan to make a chocolate cake for christmas

  • Anna Iliashuk December 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Hey! Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway.
    This holiday season I plan to bake pumpkin muffins and some cookies again. Also I want to bake quite a few quiches. Love ’em.=)
    Have a great day!

  • Alina December 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I am going to try to make this cake for Christmas!! Wish me luck!

  • Rachel December 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    always on the lookout for a good gingerbread cake, so salted caramel makes this a must… 😉

  • karen December 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Planning on baking a cranberry cheesecake, a yule log, sticky toffee pudding, and loads of cookies.!
    ps – I use a hefty amount of fresh ground black and white pepper to give gingerbread cookies some bite.

  • Mareike December 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I will be baking tons of cinnamon rolls… my family’s favorite!

  • cookingcassy December 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    In my house, it’s ALL about sugar cookies decorated with colored sugar or frosted with icing.

  • Sabrina December 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    What a gorgeous beauty Izy! Now I just need the proper Christmas party to bake this for.. Hm.. Until then I will stick with classic Croatian Christmas cookies called “bear paws” and the good ol’ German “Baumkuchen” or tree cake 😉

  • Monica @ Mocha and Moccasins December 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I’m planning on baking cookies – lots and lots of cookies! However, I might have to add this cake to the list. It looks gorgeous and sounds like a combination of amazing flavours!

  • Laura December 11, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I’ll be baking a roulade and a huge Christmas cake =)

  • Tracey December 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Coconut macaroons, fudge, and grain-free sugar cookies 🙂

  • Natalie R December 11, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I am making three things: Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, and Chocolate Banana Coconut Cream Pie! Super excited 🙂

  • Cathy December 11, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I’m going to be baking a ton of healthy chocolate recipes for this project that in working on 🙂

  • cindi December 12, 2014 at 12:16 am

    i’m baking shortbread – yum!

  • jenna @ just j.faye December 12, 2014 at 12:18 am

    This cake looks AMAZING. I’ve already baked three times this week and it’s only Thursday – Cookies, cookies, and more cookies. Plus a cake or two.

  • Kelsey Tenney December 12, 2014 at 12:20 am

    This looks amazing! I must make it! And we always make lots of boozy cupcakes. Mmm.

  • Carmen December 12, 2014 at 12:20 am

    white chocolate peppermint cookies, ginger snaps, peppermint bark, and THIS of course!!!

  • Aimee W December 12, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I will be making fudge and now probably this cake. It looks seriously amazing!

  • Kat December 12, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I’m planning on baking peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies, hot cocoa cookies, and soft frosted sugar cookies, and hopefully some gingerbread!

  • Emma December 12, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I’m just planning on baking a tonne of cookies!

  • Caroline December 12, 2014 at 1:21 am

    I always make chocolate cake balls for my family’s Christmas Eve party!

  • malin December 12, 2014 at 1:26 am

    This is absolutely perfect! I was looking for something to make for a birthday party I am going to tomorrow. This could not be more perfect. Thanks Izy for Saving me once again…

  • Kathleen December 12, 2014 at 1:29 am

    I was thinking some kind of fruit cake–but this is even better!

  • Jaime R December 12, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Have been planning on making Molly Yeh’s hemp seed macaroon squares!

  • Emily December 12, 2014 at 1:33 am

    oh my goodness, that looks absolutely delicious! i always bake a boatload of cookies, but will definitely be adding this to the list to bake for christmas 🙂

  • Zsuzsa December 12, 2014 at 1:33 am

    I am planning to bake a Hungarian pastry, often baked at Christmas time called “beigli”.

  • Jill Elyse December 12, 2014 at 1:34 am

    This cake sounds out of control!!

  • Mallory Fay December 12, 2014 at 1:39 am

    You just knocked gingerbread cake out of the park.

  • cori December 12, 2014 at 1:44 am

    maple snickerdoodles!

  • Pauline December 12, 2014 at 1:46 am

    I’m making peppermint white chocolate cookies!

  • Virginia December 12, 2014 at 1:46 am

    I would love to bake this very cake – sounds delish! But I guess I will probably end up making my TNT – Annabel Langbein’s Orange Lightning Cake – always turns out very yum.

  • Jacqui December 12, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, pb cookies…. as well as a gingerbread trifle!

  • Jessica@TheMindlessMusings December 12, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Imma bake some cookies haha. This cake looks sooooo good 🙂

  • Jeffrey December 12, 2014 at 2:12 am

    The kids and I are baking cut out cookies this Sunday and I will probably bake a cake for Christmas dinner.

  • Dre December 12, 2014 at 2:19 am

    I’m making pineapple coconut cake and red velvet because those are the yearly holiday requests. Although, I do try to tweak them a bit every year. Also, I get to pick a third desert and this is definitely something I want to try!

  • Elizabeth Chou December 12, 2014 at 2:45 am

    I’m planning on baking Momofuku’s compost cookies and Ina Garten’s lemon pound cake!

  • Karishma December 12, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Whaaat, this cake looks to die for oh my gosh. Salted whisky caramel?!! Yum!! I also have issues with getting enough gingerbread flavor into cookies, so if you figure it out, let me know!

  • Swee San December 12, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Gingerbread Cookies aren’t my thing either, but cakes ? yum!
    Love your posts, keep doing what you are doing 🙂

  • Katie M December 12, 2014 at 2:54 am

    I will be baking everything chocolate: double chocolate cookies, chocolate muffins, and brownies 🙂
    One of the first on my list was the salted caramel & nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookie recipe on your blog, though I did have a question about it — will they be as good served at room temperature? I was worried if the caramels would harden too much as they cool. Let me know 😀

    • Izy December 12, 2014 at 3:03 am

      The caramel should be fine! Espesh if you use those gooey caramel filled chocolates like rolos or squares of Galaxy caramel 🙂

  • Caitlin December 12, 2014 at 3:07 am

    I’m excited to make gingerbread cookies! And I’ll definitely be giving this cake a try! It looks craaaazy good

  • Monica December 12, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I’m planning to bake rich chocolate cookies with a simple dark chocolate and mint ganache. I hope their texture to be anything but cakey or soft. It can be crisp or chewy, but never soft.

    PS this is late, but congrats on winning best baking and desserts blog in the editor’s choice of saveur! 🙂

  • Christina December 12, 2014 at 3:57 am

    cookies and cakes and yule logs and all things festive are on my mind but mainly a cake for my dearest mum’s birthday :)!
    this recipe is perfect because my mum loves ginger and i’m sure this cake will be an absolute hit with her and my fam!!

  • Eileen December 12, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Yay, what a beautiful cake! My holiday baking is going to consist of cookies, cookies, and more cookies — all kinds, although slice and bake shortbreads are my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  • jen December 12, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I will totally try to make this for the holidays

  • Sj Dc December 12, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Always look forward to baking the traditional dry-fruit cake the most where the fruits are soaking for at least a year..This year its gonna be dates and figs soaked in brandy

  • Dana December 12, 2014 at 5:18 am

    I bake a variety of biscotti every Christmas for gifts.

  • shabnam December 12, 2014 at 5:30 am

    cookies! gingerbread!

  • Melissa December 12, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Going to try my hand at homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas 🙂

  • Kia Damon December 12, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Ive been into Matcha lately, so maybe a spiced Matvha cake with a whipped cream frosting ^_^

  • Jen December 12, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I was never a huge fan of ginger-y sweets, due to a really bad first impression of them (a stale, tasteless shop- bought gingerbread man that looked waaay nicer than it tasted). But this cake may just change my mind 😉 It looks so good!
    Over the holidays, I definitely plan to bake some sort of Christmas treat for my family- fruit mince pies, perhaps?

  • Kylie December 12, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Yummy desserts with lots of candy cane!

  • jennie // scarletscorchdroppers December 12, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Oh wow, this cake!! I love the idea of literally pouring the salted caramel over the cake – genius! For Christmas this year its going to be cookies, and hopefully some good christmas bread for Christmas morning. Jennie x

  • Meghan December 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

    This is too gorgeous! And whiskey caramel is kinda sorta really genius. I’d be tempted to make this cake if I didn’t already have tons of holiday baking, including but not limited to a Buche De Noel cake, shortbread, a gingerbread house, sugar cookie cut outs, and (my fav) chocolate rum balls.

  • Fern December 12, 2014 at 7:37 am

    This cake looks gorgeous and very tempting. It’s begging me to bake it for this christmas!!

  • Katie December 12, 2014 at 8:19 am

    This looks delicious!! I love gingerbread!

    Katie x0x0

  • Aleksandra December 12, 2014 at 8:20 am

    This looks incredible, I love sweet and spicy gingerbread-y goodness 🙂 I am going to bake everything for the holidays, there’s pumpkin in the fridge for cakes and cookies and mince pie filling, all ready to dive into a pile of baked goodness 🙂

  • Kate December 12, 2014 at 8:59 am

    This looks SO yum, I love ginger everything! I especially love how gingerbread short cakes get that dense sticky layer on top, definitely the best bit.

    • Kate December 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

      *loaf cakes, even, definitely too early to function

  • Marta Canales December 12, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Woooow!!it looks sooo delicious!!tones of caramel sauce yuumm 😛
    For Christmas I was planning to bake some gorgeus nutella brioche and different sorts of fudge, but now I’m definitely going to make this too!

  • Rebecca December 12, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Wow! Great post! 🙂
    i’m planning on making a huge batch of gingerbread cookies and decorating them with royal icing 😀

  • Tracey Peach December 12, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I’m planning to bake lots of Christmas Themed Cupcakes

  • Aine @ Awkward Irish Girl Blogs December 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I’m not sure I’ll be baking over Christmas as we always have way too much food in the house this time of year without me adding to it! I’ll probably bake some festive mince pies at some stage though. 🙂

  • Rita Dias December 12, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I will definately bake and decorate some butter cookies! But I also want to bake a chocolate cake with pineapple and cream ihih

  • Lynn December 12, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Cutout cookies. Even tho my kids are grown, they HAVE to have cutout cookies when they come to mom’s house!

  • JoeyfromSC December 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

    this looks so delicious!! I’m gonna bake cupcakes, make fudge with my Aunt & bake some cakes! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Joey J

  • Liz S. December 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

    For the holidays, I’m planning on baking a batch of White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies.

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way December 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I’m planning on making pandoro and then splitting it into layers and making a filling of whipped cream and mascarpone.

  • grace December 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    GIVE ME THIS NOW!

  • aimee @twigg studios December 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Wow this cake looks amazing.
    One think I will be baking this Christmas is baklava for my mum as it’s her favourite x

  • ailynk December 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    hokkaido cheesecake! yum yum

  • haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine December 12, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    this is all sorts of beautiful!

  • Camille December 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I want to be obsessed with the book too !! Aaaaaaaand for the holidays I’ll try to make chocolate-covered marshmallow bears as gifts and probably some bredele – traditional christmas biscuits of Alsace, east region of France…. DAMN I’M HUNGRY, wish I could rush to my kitchen right now !!!!

  • Vanessa Z December 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Wow, this gingerbread cake looks absolutely delicious! I may just have to bump this recipe to the top of my to-bake list! 🙂

  • Mary Ann December 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    For the holidays I will be baking and happily decorating G-men, a.k.a. Gingerbread Men!

  • Amanda December 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    This gingerbread cake is the holiday cake of my dreams! I’ve already started my holiday baking with some sugar cookies and an amazing pumpkin cake but I’m looking forward to some serious gingerbread and chocolate bark as well.

  • Anna December 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Drool worthy!

  • Thea @ Baking Magique December 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Unfortunately I’m not home for christmas and won’t be able to bake anything… Though I have baked a lot of things until now; a gingerbread house, christmas bread, gingerbread cookies and many more things!!! 🙂

  • Simone December 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Tonight I’m baking three kinds of cookies for a cookie swap party – brown sugar toffee cookies, double chocolate cream cheese cookies and snickerdoodles!

  • Nora B December 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    for the holidays i always bake a special yeasted coffee cake with my family

  • CL December 12, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I’ll be making pavlova, of course! No such thing as Chrissy without a good pav.

  • Meg December 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I cannot wait to start the Holiday baking.

  • Barbara December 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I love all things gingerbread! This cake is gorgeous!

  • Loretta E. December 12, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Not necessarily anything, since I won’t be home. But if someone needs me to step up, I won’t mind!

  • Lauren December 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    We’re making LOTS of cookies for the holidays. 🙂

  • Chelsea December 12, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I plan on baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for my boyfriend and his family, who are graciously hosting us over the holidays!

  • Lindsay Christoph December 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    such a yummy looking cake! thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Lindsay Christoph December 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    and i’m planning on baking sugar cookies with lemon frosting!! 🙂

  • Cindy M December 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I plan on baking a ton of christmas cookies with my mom and sister!

  • Sara S December 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    TONS of cookies and swedish cinnamon rolls & saffron rolls 🙂

  • Hannah Loughnane December 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Lots of yummy treats – brownies, lemon meringue pie and now this cake!

  • shaunie December 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Planning on baking pecan and pumpkin pies

  • Chloe December 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I’m making my dad his favorite fruit cake!

  • Rebecca Firkser December 12, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I’m going to attempt tackling Molly Yeh’s gingerbread farm, and then make about a million gingersnaps sandwiched between dulce de leche! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

  • Matea December 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Traditional Serbian and Croatian desserts are definitely on my baking list ( zerbo kocke and vanilice!) and then other recipes that aren’t so traditional in our culture (like gingerbread cookies/cakes!) You get the best of both worlds! (literally and figuratively, ha) 🙂

  • Kathleen December 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Oh my, I want to bake this cake it looks wonderful…I think the book will have to be added to my Christmas wish list!

  • Claudia December 12, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I was thinking of gingerbread cake for an office party on Monday. This one would be perfect! Thank you!

  • Lindis December 12, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Oh, that looks wonderful, but I think I am going with Justin Gellatly’s ginger cake tomorrow as planned;-) I do love your recipes!

  • Julie December 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I plan on baking plenty of biscuits: shortbread, sugar cookies, ginger biscuits, spice cookies, etc.

  • Carolyn December 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I plan on baking lots of gingerbread and also my personal favorite – Italian wedding cookies dipped in chocolate!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Ohhhhh that caramel!! This cake is such a stunner!

  • Lynna December 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I`m planning on baking lots and lots of cookies to share! 🙂

    This cake looks beautiful, Izy!

  • Stephanie Y December 12, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Love gingerbread and yet I’ve never made a cake with it! This one looks beautiful and tasty. For the holidays I will definitely making a variety of cookies but also I have an amazing sticky toffee pudding recipe that I’ll be whipping up as a decadent dessert!

  • Nazeeha December 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Aaahh this cake looks gorgeous!! I totally want to try this out for the holidays!

  • Jess Moore December 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I think for this holiday season it’s going to be gluten-free vegan brownies and raw vegan cheesecake!

  • Jo | The Nectar Cafe December 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Whoa this cakes looks amazing! And Aprils books looks incredible too. I’d love to be making something this extravagant this holidays but I’ll be baking chocolate dipped shortbread and making some mini cashew-cheesecakes for the fam. I’ll pin this for the future! Brilliant post as always! x

  • Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious December 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I’ve already made a bunch of cookies, but I’ll still make more with my mom. I also want to make some fancy marshmallows and other candies…I’ve got loads of ideas.

  • Ola Liszewska December 12, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    You should try making sweedish ginger breads they are amazing spicy and crispy! At home we dont relly follow the recipie but this one seems to match what we do pretty closely. http://www.thecutlerychronicles.com/2013/05/pepparkakor-swedish-ginger-thins.html

  • Ellie December 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Oh yes, I totally agree: ginger cake over cookies any day! And the darker and stickier the better! This looks like a masterpiece. I’m so excited to make my christmas gingerbread ckae this year.

  • Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker December 12, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    This cake sounds insanely good! That caramel is KILLING me.
    I feel like I should be holiday-baked out, but I’ve been craving chocolate babka so much lately so that’ll obviously have to happen soon. 😉

  • Nicole December 12, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Lots and lots of cookies with my family! 🙂

  • Allie December 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I’m baking this for our work holiday party! YUM!

  • Jinan Munro December 13, 2014 at 12:08 am

    This cake is gorgeous!! I may have to try baking it for my work holiday party next week! yum!!

  • Maddy December 13, 2014 at 2:22 am

    This cake sounds amazing and it’s beautiful to boot! I’m currently living abroad (in Indonesia) and the baking possibilities are minimal. I have made some chocolate chip banana loaves and I am going to attempt to some shortbread too.

  • Tori December 13, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Chocolate and peppermint cake! 🙂

  • Kara December 13, 2014 at 4:06 am

    I will be baking LOTS of cookies! 🙂

  • itzia December 13, 2014 at 4:09 am

    i’m going to bake some snickerdoodles

  • Maribel Cota {Bruni's Boulangerie} December 13, 2014 at 5:11 am

    This cake looks so yummy, all the flavors are totally delicious.
    April Carter is the best, I saw several recipes on Cooked.
    This book is an amazing giveaway.
    Thank you so much Izy!

  • Cynthia December 13, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I want to bake some biscotti and also make some fudge.

  • Millie | Add A Little December 13, 2014 at 6:15 am

    This is a ridiculously good looking cake Izy, I’m sure it tastes amazing too!

  • laurie December 13, 2014 at 6:50 am

    i am baking almond crescents, poppy seed, maple zucchini, and filled cranberry apricot nutbreads, cinnamon rolls, and browns sugar cut-outs…so thin, so crispy, so scrumptious !!! ( the trick is to roll them in powd sugar instead of flour )
    and for the tiny baby of Bethlehem, we all help with a black forest torte and sing happy birthday, and leave a piece for santa that night !!! We’ve always thought he would love that , with a thermous of great coffee, before he moves on. The gingerbread with caramel icing sounds a bit too gorgeaus to pass on though…This year he gets this…
    Maybe I’ll use smaller salt crystals, he probably needs to watch his blood pressure on Christmas Eve…
    Much affection to you for giving delicious recipes for dreams of glory…
    laurie in St Louis.

  • laurie December 13, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Good Lord !! I never realized those giant rocks on top were GINGER until this sec ! I seriously thought you were mining your own salt…
    dlaurie of st louis…

  • Stella (Ex Libris) December 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Wow, noit only does it look stunning I bet it tastes amazing, I LOVE salted caramel and now that combined with whiskey and gingerbread, yum!

    I’m planning on preparing lots of Christmas cookies, both as a gift for colleagues and friends and as trewats to nibble on for holiday breakfasts, or with afternoon teas/lattes 🙂

    Thank you!

  • sarah December 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

    i am planning to bake a festive cake with a nutty top as i love this go-to recipe and some ginger cake for my hubby’s work, however seeing this recipe now i have all sorts of ideas.

  • fran b December 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    today I am making cranberry chocolate cheesecake. yum

  • kate December 13, 2014 at 10:52 am

    It’s not really baking, but I’ll be making Christmas pudding ice cream cakes! It’s too hot in australia to have the oven on for long!!

  • Riki December 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

    This cake looks both pretty and indulgent 🙂 I am planning on making a vertically layered eggnog cake, decorated with a small gingerbread house and xmas tree on top.

  • Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet. December 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    This cake looks amazing! And it would be perfect for a Christmas party. It looks delicious with that pretty caramel!

  • Colleen December 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    i make Hello Dolly cookies every Christmas

  • Laura Pascual December 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Great cake!! It’s so erotic mmmmm I’m planning to bake a spanish kind of biscuit called “polvorón”, we eat it all the time in Christmas! It’s usually made with pork fat but I usually substitute it for olive oil 🙂
    I love your blog and your book is in my Santa’s list!! Kisses from Barcelona 😀

  • Becky December 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    mmmm, looks delish! Must have been a hit at the party.
    I wasn’t planning on making a gingerbread cake for the holidays but I might just have to try this one. What torture that will be 😉

  • Gina Guthrie December 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    biscotti, slice and bake cookies,spritz cookies and snickerdoodles.

  • Virginie December 13, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    This cake looks gorgeous! I’m going to try it and I bought a new book called ”Chocolate vegan” and there are so many recipes that look great…: I planned truffes, cakes, hot cocoa and lots of other stuffs!
    Love your blog Izzy!
    xoxo Virginie

  • Lieve December 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Looks delicious! I made some christmas cookies this week and used 1 tablespoon of ginger powder (you know, the drie, ground stuff) and 2 tablespoons of ginger syrup plus a teaspoon of cinnamon. They turned out spicy and soft, even better that I expected!

  • Azaria Kantor December 13, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I am terrified of layer cakes! They lean and topple, and not in that trendy Alice in Wonderland way. I guess I will just have to get over it and make this cake.

    But not today. Today is all about norwegian cookies: sandbakkels, goro, fatigman, and krumkake. I feel like I have a cardamom deficiency that must be alleviated.

  • Lelde December 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Mm this cake looks delicious! Could consider as one of the options for the Christmas dessert!
    I am thinking of making a clementine cake, mashed potatoes with cream cheese, honey glazed ham and stewed sauerkraut salad.

  • Ala December 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    I love playing cake monopoly! It’s like, “oh, let’s be friends and bake a cake together,” and when we’re in the kitchen I’m all “HANG ON YEAH LEMME JUST DO ALL THESE THINGS AT ONCE AND DON’T TOUCH THE MIXING BOWL PLZ.” Still, I’m glad you did, because this cake looks fanfanfanaaaantastic! Just the syrupy dense stuff I love in gingerbread cakes!

    • Izy December 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Yep that’s me 100%, I take over everything!! I don’t mean to do it, it just happens hahaha

  • Melissa @ Treats With a Twist December 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I’m going to make gluten free peppermint bark oreo cookies

  • Shyama December 14, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I cannot wait to try this recipe. It looks amazing and I have a friend’s birthday to bake for and they are allergic to Chocolate(I know, poor soul…I’d throw myself off a bridge over that allergy)

  • Jennifer @ The Foodie Patootie December 14, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Every year, my family and I line up like an assembly, and churn out tons of cherry balls, our traditional holiday cookies that’s basically a sugar cookies surrounding a maraschino cherry and topped with vanilla frosting.

  • Laura Biscaro December 14, 2014 at 5:10 am

    oh-my-gahd this looks SO good!! and I feel ya about the gingerbread cookies… but, in my case, I can NEVER get them right, it’s pretty frustrating haha
    I think that, for this holiday, I’ll be baking a chocolate pecan pie I saw on youtube, it just looked amazing and now i have to bake it hahaha

  • Jamie Rose December 14, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I always look forward to baking chocolate dipped coconut shortbread cookies.

  • Kim Catapano December 14, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I am baking a ton of different cookies this year and other treats like bark, fudge, and homemade marshmallows!!

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  • Anne December 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Gingerbread tastes so much like the holidays. I hope to bake a spicy one!

  • Leigha @ The Yooper Girl December 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    It’s BEAUTIFUL. omg. But that drizzle shot at the beginning…… yes. You are seriously my baking idol! We usually just make a ton of cookies.. yesterday I made peanut butter oatmeal with crushed candy canes!

  • Danny December 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I never baked ginger bread cake so this would be a great way to start. Amazing, it looks divine and I’m sure it tastes just as good as it looks. I baked your Swedish chocolate cake for Christmas and it didn’t even last one whole day. I had many compliments, thanks girl!

  • Barbra C December 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I made banana bread, no-bake cookies and maple vanilla marshmallows for my neighbors last week. For Christmas Day, I’m going to be baking cinnamon rolls or maybe this cake…

  • Judith December 14, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious!!! I’m planning on making molasses and peppermint chocolate cookies for a cookie swap!

  • Kay December 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I’m already baking red velvet cake, oreo pecan pie, and a pumpkin caramel turtle pie, but this looks and sounds amazing and perfect for the office Christmas party next week.

  • JJ December 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Hey Izy,
    I’m not very good with cooking, so my role during Christmas’s always to bake something nice. I’ll probably make some fancy version of cinnamon buns, e.g. with more christmas-y spices. And maybe a soaked with rum bundt cake with chocolate drops!

  • Virginia December 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Love gingerbread and love your cake… Lucky boyfriend! I’m going to bake a panettone for this Christmas: finger crossed!

  • Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming December 15, 2014 at 12:21 am

    christmas cutout sugar cookies!!

  • Jamie D December 15, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Rosemary shortbread and Ginger molasses cookies are on my list so far. Also thinking about a pear tarte tatin!

  • Siri December 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Aaahhh so glad I found this recipe! I’ll be making this cake for my Mom’s birthday in January (and the Chocolate Caramel Tart from Diner Journal for my Dad’s at the end of this month.) Thank you!

  • Bec {Daisy and the Fox} December 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

    This actually sounds so amazing!! everything good in one cake 😀
    I’m hoping to make the pavlova of my dreams 😛

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  • Johanna Hateley December 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

    This looks lush! Thinking I shall be making this instead of Christmas pud…. Xx

  • Isobel December 15, 2014 at 11:23 am

    seriously WOW!!!!! I am half way through making this cake.
    Cake turned out so beautiful. Filling the house with wafts of ginger and spice. Soft, fluffy, deep.
    Caramel sauce- thought I’d burnt it a bit but with the whisky ( jamesons my fav. Tipple of the moment) and some smoked sea salt has taken it to another level!!
    Haven’t even done the buttercream or compiled the cake but both individual components are just seriously divine.
    Well done on a fantastic recipe!

  • Barbara December 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

    The cake looks absolutely gorgeous! I’m not much on baking cakes,but I think I will give this
    Recipe a try…..my mom was Finnish and she always talked about eating gingerbread at the holidays. I’m glad I found your blog!

  • Carleigh December 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    For the holidays I’m making rosemary cashews and white chocolate covered pretzels. And perhaps this cake 😉

  • zoë December 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I want to bake a big layer cake for the holidays/my almost-christmas birthday. this one looks soooo gooood

  • itzia December 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    i’m baking cupcakes

  • Mallory December 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I can’t wait to make this! It looks amazing, and will satisfy both my salted caramel fix and my gingerbread craving!

  • rena December 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    classic sugar cookie cut outs w my kids! and hopefully sufganiyot for hanukkah 🙂

  • Annalisa December 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Making white-chocolate peppermint cookies, a cranberry -swirl cheesecake, maybe Ina Garten’s pecan bars, maybe David Leibovitz’s ginger cake. And thinking of a gingerbread cake and cheesecake mashup, like cream-cheese brownies but with cheesecake… Have you tried Martha Stewart’s chocolate-gingerbread cookies? She puts fresh ginger in them and I think they have a nice, but tolerable heat.

  • Jessica December 15, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Yum! Not sure what I’ll be baking for Christmas….this cake looks awesome! 🙂

  • Heather Taylor December 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I am making no bake funfetti Christmas truffles and a chocolate pumpkin cheesecake cake!

  • Annie December 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    This season I am planning to bake a chocolate chestnut yule log, and then a malted chocolate pecan pie as an alternative christmas pudding! Except now I’ve seen this I might have to change my plans…

  • Anna G. December 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Wow. The first thing I am making in preparation for the holidays is this whiskey caramel sauce. Then I am going to stuff it into chocolatey hazelnut macaroons along with an espresso ganache. Perfect little christmas presents! <3
    Once I am off work I am going to browse the food blogosphere for new recipes to try…can't wait!

  • Michele December 17, 2014 at 1:03 am

    This year I’m planning on making caramel popcorn, white choco peppermint popcorn, a raw vegan cheesecake, and boozy bliss balls! <3

  • Andie December 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I should give this cake a try! But I am making for sure a chestnut cake by Dimitris Skarmoutsos which was the talk of the dinner last year! 🙂

  • Sarah December 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I’m making a bunch of cookies! I’ve already made a gingerbread cake for a Christmas party.

  • Audrey December 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I am definitely baking this cake for Christmas!
    I bought golden syrup but I could not find black treacle (I live in France).
    What can I use instead? Only golden syrup? Maple syrup? Honey?
    Thanks for your help!

  • julianne c. December 18, 2014 at 3:15 am

    thumbprint cookies. 🙂 this cake looks divine!

  • Carolsue December 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I’m making eggnog and spritz cookies

  • Lauren Dillon December 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    My favorite things, whisky, caramel, and gingerbread. YUM!

  • April V December 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    My mom’s sweet potato souffle!

  • nadya kotik December 19, 2014 at 2:38 am

    I will make some chocolate filled treats and cupcakes and maybe a cake if I find one I like!

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  • Julia chacur December 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Will definitely give this one a go!

  • Beverly L. December 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Christmastime is all about cookies for me, but this cake looks fabulous.

  • monica December 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    brown butter bacon fat shortbread cookies!

  • Lizzie December 21, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I make gingerbread biscuits for Christmas every year, and my tip would be to add about 5 times the amount of ginger that the recipe says (as well as some cinnamon and nutmeg). 🙂

  • JAH December 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I made this for Christmas (yesterday). The cake was everything I expected and more. It’s a keeper for sure! The only problem I had was the caramel sauce. I had to make it twice, first time the sugar did not melt…I added about 1 1/2 tablespoons of water with the sugar to start and turned out wonderful! It is the best caramel sauce I have ever had. I will made it again just to have on hand for a dessert sauce. I used Maker Mark by the way. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into the recipes and for sharing. I found this recipe through Pinterest. Happy New Year!

  • Kathy December 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    so I made this cake today and it was as good as it looks…but having said that, I have to say that I didn’t use the buttercream recipe you put with this recipe as a true buttercream uses egg white…so I made a swiss meringue buttercream and added the caramel to it and it was outstanding!!! will definitely be making it again!!! thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  • Erin January 7, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I saw this picture on Pinterest I think and absolutely had to make it. The bf got me a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas so this gorgeous confection was its inauguration, and may I just say…perfection. It was the most beautiful thing I have EVER made. Took me 4.5 hours, but it was perfect.

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  • ALYCIA @ FOOD BLOGIT January 14, 2015 at 10:30 am

    This is amazzzzzing!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Tania Ferreira January 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, your blog looks amazing and so does your recipes!
    Wonderful! And even the photos look so yummy! *

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    Gingerbread, whiskey, caramel AND cake all in one? I think I’ve died and gone to heaven.

  • Dee @ The Kitchen Snob April 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    This cake looks beautiful. I’ve never had gingerbread cake but you’ve got my taste buds interested!

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  • Judy K. January 11, 2016 at 2:57 am

    I made this today and it came out great! It actually looks just like your picture. The cake was really easy to make as you don’t need a mixer and the layers did not dome very much. They were easy to split in half and then the layering and frosting went very smoothly. It is delicious! Sweet, but not overwhelming, great balance of flavors. It will be one of my favorite layer cakes. Thank you!

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    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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