Glazed gingerbread tea cake Recipe Video

A light & moist gingerbread cake, topped with a delicious cream cheese and orange glaze. Perfect for any holiday tea!


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Canola oil1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Apple suace1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Cinnamom2 Teaspoon
 Ginger powder2 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cooking spray3 Dash
For glaze
 Light cream cheese4 Ounce
 Powdered sugar1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Orange1⁄2 , zested

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 550 Calories from Fat 134

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.4%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 72.8 mg

Sodium 469 mg19.5%

Total Carbohydrates 96 g32.1%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12.1%

Sugars 67 g

Protein 9 g17.4%

Vitamin A 2.7% Vitamin C 12.5%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 12.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Pre-heat oven to 325F.
2. Spray a square baking pan with baking spray, line with parchment paper, spray again.

3. In an electric mixer , add eggs & sugar, beat until the mixture turns light yellow, about 4 minutes. Add oil and beat another 1 minute.
4. In a mixing bowl, mix applesauce and add baking soda.
5. In bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and spices. Set aside.
4. To the running mixer, pour half of the flour and then half of the applesauce mixture. Repeat the process for the remaining flour and apple sauce mixture.
5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan.
6. Bake at 325F for 30 minutes. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
7. In a mixer jar, add cream cheese, using a whisk attachment, whisk until it turns light.
8. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Add vanilla and orange zest, beat for about 4 minutes.
9. Pour the cream cheese mixture onto the cake and smoothen it out. Allow to sit until it reaches room temperature or refrigerate.

10. Cut into squares of desirable size.

11. Serve hot or cold with tea.

Editors Review

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