Happy Holidays! This week is filled with all the hustle and bustle of the season. Are you like me? Are you finishing your shopping? I am running around this week finishing up my presents and love this collecting of cool stocking stuffer ideas. It’s filled with quick ideas for this last minute shopper. Just like this gingerbread latter bread, it is a great last minute idea that your house guests will enjoy. Packed with your favorite holiday spices, it boasts swirls of cream cheese filling in the batter that is sure to impress.
Who doesn’t love gingerbread this time of the year?? It is bold with molasses, ginger, cloves and brown sugar. A quick bread recipe, starting with this spiced cake original recipe, is infused with espresso because coffee and a sweet bread = yum!!! I love baking with espresso powder as it adds a rich coffee flavor to anything. This marbled gingerbread cake is enhanced immensely with the coffee flavor added. Even better, it will be great with a cup of coffee for breakfast or a mid day bread.
Another thing I added to the original recipe is a sweet maple glaze. Sweet bread is always complete with a simple glaze and because this cake is perfectly spiced, the maple glaze is a great complement. Do not leave that off.
I hope this busy holiday season, you will find some time (seriously, just 30 minutes active time) to make this marbled gingerbread cake. Everyone would love it.
Here are the minor changes I made to the original recipe:
- Added 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder.
- Top the cooled cake with a maple glaze (recipe below)
For maple glaze: combine all the ingredients in a bowl until spreadable.
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 – 2 teaspoons milk, as needed