DIY, Food

Gingerbread Brownie Cake with Tonka Bean, Vanilla Frosting

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Yay finally my very first cake recipe after a very long time. Honestly I did nearly not bake anything for months. There just wasn’t any time and then I have to admit that I also was way to lazy. A lot of my baking tools also didn’t move with us from Sweden to Germany, mainly because I knew I could either get it here cheap or lend it from my mom or grandma.

But with Christmas so close and a lot of family birthdays I took the opportunity of my step moms birthday and came up with a wintery cake recipe. As usual vegan, not very healthy but very yummi and simple.

Cake Time!

For the Gingerbread Brownie Cake you need

  • 350 gr white flour like spelt or wheat
  • 250 gr brown organic sugar
  • 100 gr cacao
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp natron
  • 2 tsp gingerbread spice
  • 100 ml neutral oil like sunflower seed oil
  • 400 ml plant milk ( I used oat)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Mix first the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add all the wet ingredients and mix for about 3-5 min to a smooth dough. Put a baking sheet on a baking tray and spread the dough evenly. Bake the cake for 30 min on 180 °C. Let it cool down then use a cake ring to cut out the cake layers. I used a diameter of 17 cm for the cake ring.

Cutting out the layers. The leftovers I saved of course as well 🙂

Tonka bean, Vanilla Frosting

  • 250 gr vegan margarine
  • 400 gr powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp plant milk
  • 10 drops organic vanilla extract ( I used this one by Taoasis )
  • 10 drops organic tonka bean extract ( I used this one by Taoasis)

Take a bowl, add the margarine to it and beat it with a hand mixer for ca 3-5 min or until it has loosen a bit of its colour. Then add the remaining ingredients and beat until you have a fluffy “buttercream”.

Now assamble the layers. Make sure to save about half of the buttercream for the final outer layer. When done you can decorate ( I added even coconut flakes on top ) it like you wish and of course enjoy it!