I can’t seem to help myself. I just LOVE bundt cakes oh so much. They’re my total favorite. I think it’s mainly because I prefer a higher cake ratio to frosting. I’m not the norm, I know, but I just fancy the cake. It’s the best part!
Let’s get on with this gingerbread bundt cake here. Don’t you just want to just cut yourself a slice and dive right in? I prefer my slice of bundt cake with a cup of coffee so I decided to top this gingerbread with an espresso glaze. A little extra coffee never hurt anyone. The cake is slightly sweet, with a kick from the ginger. Loaded with rich, dark molasses. You just can’t go wrong with freshly baked gingerbread.
It’s that time, my friends. Time for me to get in the kitchen and do lots of holiday recipe creating for all of you. Hope you’re ready!
- 3 cups Sarah's gluten free flour blend
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2/3 cup sunflower seed or light flavored oil
- 1/2 cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup organic brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 2 teaspoons espresso powder
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare bundt pan by spraying with cooking spray.
- In large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking sod, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Set aside.
- Mix together oil, coconut milk, water, applesauce, brown sugar, molasses, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add to flour mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour batter into prepared bundt cake pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack to cool completely.
- To make glaze, dissolve espresso powder in 2 tablespoons water. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
- Drizzle glaze over cooled cake. Slice and serve.
Are you using blackstrap molasses here or another kind? planning to make this tomorrow. except will do a maple or cinnamon glaze because the expresso, even so little will keep me up really late. ( pathetic, I know! )
Yes, blackstrap molasses. For the glaze, simply omit the espresso powder and add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Rebecca Oakes says
Love, love, love bundt cake too! However, I’m not a coffee lover, and neither are the kids (for whom I do most of the gf vegan baking). Any suggestions for a substitute icing?
You can just omit the espresso powder and add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon if you’d like!
Just made this and the chocolate peppermint cake to bring to my cousins Christmas Eve get together. Both cakes look beautiful! So excited to taste it, and even more excited to share gluten and dairy free treats with everyone. Thank you! !
I’m so glad to hear! Thanks for sharing, Francesca!
Just made this (yum) & I realized that there is no mention of where to put the baking soda… am I late to the party & you’ve covered this already or am I crazy? I added it in while I was sifting.
Just fixed it 🙂 Yes, it’s added to the dry ingredients.