Spiced gingerbread bundt with cream cheese buttercream

Serves 8

Ingredients

125g brown sugar

160g butter

80ml rapeseed oil

2 medium eggs

140g golden syrup

60g treacle

300g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bread soda

pinch salt

4 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

250ml cold coffee

20g grated fresh ginger

Buttercream

150g butter

150g icing sugar

dash vanilla

100g soft cream cheese

Method

Preheat your oven to 180C (160C fan / 350F/ Gas 4)

Grease the 2 lb bunt tin and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar, butter and oil until combined and creamy.

Gradually add the eggs, mix well.

To the above mix, add the golden syrup and treacle and mix until combined.

Sieve the flour, baking powder, bread soda, salt and spices together.

Add half the flour and mix, to this add the coffee and again mix.

Finish with the remaining flour and grated ginger and give it one final mix.

Pour this batter into the prepared tin and place in the center of the oven for 40-45 minutes.

Check with a skewer to ensure its baked fully.

Remove and rest in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For the buttercream, beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla together until smooth.

Once light and fluffy, add the cream cheese and combine but don’t over mix at this point.

Spread this on top of the cooled bundt cake and garnish with festive Christmas cookies, dried oranges, candy cane etc


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