Thursday, December 7, 2017

Gingerbread Cake Pops


The baking season has started. Honestly, I always bake. In autumn and winter a bit more than normal. But let's face it. My oven is always working.

One of my favorite YouTubers, Funnypilgrim/Yummypilgrim shared a lovely gingerbread man recipe that I wanted to try. On the hunt for the spices I went. Sold out everywhere. We all got the baking fever and so it took me a while to get the spices. In my spice drawer I found some old 'Lebkuchen GewΓΌrz' and decided to take the chance.

For this lovely Gingerbread cake and cake pops you will need:

THE CAKE
  • 220g flour
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking soda 
  • 3 tbsp gingerbread spices
  • Dash of salt
  • 50ml oil (I use sunflower oil)
  • 50g apple sauce or one egg in case you are vegan
  • 50g molasses
  • 100ml water or dairy-free milk

THE GLAZE
  • 1 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 100g molten dark chocolate (vegan or non-vegan)

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius.
Mix the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients.

Place the batter in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes and always check with a tooth pick to see if it comes out clean when you pierce it in the middle.

Now we get to the cake pop part. My cake was not very pretty because I couldn't get it out of the baking tin. It looked quite destroyed. I cut off the top, bottom and sides to turn it into a rectangular shape. The left over cake I crumbled and mixed with a little bit of marmelade. Just enough to bind the crumbs together.

Melt the chocolate of your choice, it can be milk, semi sweet or even white chocolate. It's up to you! Since I had milk chocolate on hand, I went for that option.

I decorated the cake and added some chopped almonds, amaretti cookies and cranberries! Delicious! For the cake pops I went a little crazy and used all the fun toppings that I still had at home.

My tip for cake pops would be to first dunk the sticks in the molten chocolate and then push them in the cake balls. Let them cool upside down in the fridge for 10 minutes before you add the chocolate and decorate them.

The video for the cake you can find here: Cake
Mira (funnypilgrim) also has her own cookbook 'Yummy Kitchen' available (in German).

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3 comments

  1. Hiii Simone!!! πŸ€— Indeed the baking season has started...we get into the Christmas spirit! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ The Gingerbread Cake and Cake Pops look sooo yummy!!! Your cooking is awesome! Thank you for sharing the recipe... I will try to make it... 😊 xxx

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