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Gingerbread Latte Layer Cake

A beautiful layer cake for those coffee and/or gingerbread fans

Course Dessert
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 595 kcal

Ingredients

  • 350 g Unsalted butter
  • 350 g Caster sugar
  • 6 Free range eggs
  • 350 g Self raising flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 4 Heaped teaspoons of instant coffee dissolved in 50ml of boiling water

For the icing:

  • 250 g Unsalted butter
  • 500 g Icing sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons of Gingerbread syrup see my note above about where to buy this

To decorate (if you fancy):

  • 57 g Gingerbread Man Sugar Sprinkles see my note above about where to buy these

Instructions

  1. Grease 3 x 7" round sandwich tins (or 2 x 8").
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  3. Cream your room temperature butter with your sugar until it’s pale, light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, beating really well after each egg. Don’t worry if it starts to look a bit curdled, it’ll all come good.
  5. Mix in your flour and ginger. If you’ve been using a mixer, do this bit by hand. It helps to keep the sponge light.
  6. Stir in the coffee mixture. Stop stirring before it's quite combined. I like the slightly swirly effect of the coffee.
  7. Spoon into a your tins, smooth out with the back of a spoon. Make a bit of a dip in the middle to account for rising.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. You might need to adjust the time by 5 minutes either way depending on your oven.
  9. Meanwhile make your icing. Beat your butter until it's pale, light and fluffy.
  10. Beat in your icing sugar and syrup. Beat in a teaspoon or two of boiling water to soften and lighten the texture of the icing.
  11. When your cakes are completely cold, use a carving knife to level them. Just trim the top crust off. This is important, it's not a waste of cake (taste testing compulsory). If you don't do this, with a cake this size it will be wonky.
  12. Sandwich each layer together with your buttercream, and a layer on top. I piped on top before sprinkling with gingerbread man sprinkles.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Latte Layer Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 595 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.