CHRISTMAS SPICE CAKE WITH EGGNOG BUTTERCREAM

Three layers of ultra moist cake with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and more surrounded by creamy, sweet eggnog frosting.

INGREDIENTS

CHRISTMAS SPICE CAKE

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsulphered molasses
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla

EGGNOG BUTTERCREAM

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 4 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 7 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

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INSTRUCTIONS

CHRISTMAS SPICE CAKE

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour 3 8-inch cake pans, set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices (cinnamon through black pepper). Whisk together and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer, or using a large bowl with a hand held mixer, add light brown sugar, vegetable oil, molasses and apple sauce.  Cream together on medium speed, making sure there are no lumps left from the brown sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla, mix on low speed 1 to 2 minutes until incorporated.
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