Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

A fun holiday cake this Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle is sure to evoke all the holiday joy!

Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

You guys, Christmas is in 3 weeks. How can this be? It feels like it was just the end of Summer and school was just starting. We were still in flip flops, shorts and t-shirts. Fall literally flew by and now we are going to be in full fledged winter mode. Snow, frigid temps, boots and parkas.

Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

I’m from Minnesota do winters can be pretty brutal here. -30 is nothing new and snow reaching a few feet every so often is something that we are used to. But in all honesty, as much as this is the norm here….it is never easy to get used to once it starts for the season. NEVER.

But this is one of the best times of the year. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year all clustered together in the span of 6 weeks; it’s like the celebration never ends. Family gatherings and good food are just the beginning.

Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

Speaking of good food, this Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle is one for the books. Nothing screams Christmastime more than gingerbread to me. I always have to sneak in 1 or 10 gingerbread recipes throughout this time of year because frankly, I’m addicted to the flavor.

 Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

This holiday fave utilizes Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All-Purpose White Flour as one of the key and essential ingredients. This flour is freshly milled from Organic hard red wheat. Both the bran and the germ have been removed leaving the endosperm that is made into white flour. It is not enriched with any additives. 

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour is also incredibly versatile and can be used in so many other baking needs such as breads, pizza crust, cookies, etc. 

Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

So let’s get the low down on this gem shall we? 2 layers of gingerbread cake house a thick creamy layer of the cinnamon cream cheese frosting. The whole thing is then coated in the same frosting and drizzled with a sweet caramel sauce. This cake is a fun family favorite that we love having as our Christmas dessert.

Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

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What are some of your favorite holiday flavors that you have to have on your table each and every year to celebrate the season?

Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

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Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle
Gingerbread Cake
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Moist gingerbread cake is filled and frosted with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and glazed with a sweet caramel sauce.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread Cake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 925 kcal
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic All-Purpose White Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all-spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup mik
  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 2 8 oz blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon add more if needed and taste to your liking
  • 1 11 oz bag caramel bits
  • 1/2 cup cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray 2 9" round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray and line with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In bowl with electric mixer mix together your butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in your molasses and eggs and keep mixing until smooth.
  4. In another bowl mix together your flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
  5. Alternate adding your flour mixture and milk into butter mixture in about 3 additions.
  6. Once everything is blended, distribute evenly in prepared pans and bake for about 30 minutes or until cake springs back and toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool in pans for about 5 minutes, then run knife around edges of pans and turn cakes out onto wire racks to cool completes.
  8. While cooling make your frosting by beating your butter until fluffy. Add in your cream cheese and continue mixing until combined.
  9. Add in your powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, once all is added add in your heave cream until you reach your desired consistency, add in you cinnamon and mix.
  10. Once cakes are cool, add on layer onto cake stand/turntable and top with about 1 cup of your cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
  11. Top with other layer and spread a thin layer of frosting on the outside and top of cake to create a crumb coat then place in freezer for about 20 minutes.
  12. After 20 minutes remove from freezer and continue to frost your cake reserving about 1 cup for decorating at end, starting from top down until sides and top is smooth, place back into freezer for about 20 minutes.
  13. Meanwhile make your caramel sauce by combining caramels and heavy cream in sauce pan on medium heat, stir until caramels melt.
  14. Remove cake from freezer and using spoon around top of cake spoon a little of your caramel sauce over the top and pushing it over the edge a little to create a drip, do that all around the cake. Once all drips are created add more caramel sauce to top of cake to cover.
  15. Again place in freezer for about 10 minutes to cool down the caramel.
  16. To finish cake pipe the rest of the cinnamon cream cheese frosting on top of the caramel in any design and if desired garnish with cranberries and cinnamon sticks.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 925 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53g 82%
Saturated Fat 33g 165%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 608mg 25%
Potassium 594mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 109g 36%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 83g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 34.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 16.5%
Iron 17.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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53 thoughts on “Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

  1. I just saw your cake on Pintrest and it is beautiful!!!! I like to paint watercolor pictures, and I was wondering if you would allow me to paint from the photo you shared?

    1. Hi Jess, it’s actually personal preference but I would start with 1 tsp and taste to see if you’d like more cinnamon flavor and add from there. Hope that helps! I’ll add that to the recipe 🙂

  2. Hey there, I’m definitely trying out this recipe for Christmas. I have an aunt who’s bitrthday is on Christmas Eve. So this cake would be the perfect Christmas dessert and birthday cake. I just wanted to ask if you mind sharing the brand of caramel bites you used?

      1. Thanks I appreciate it! I was scared that if I used just any brand they might not melt as well or come out good, but that helped a lot. 🙂

  3. Just a top for everyone! You can cut this frosting down quite a bit. We had like double what we needed for this cake!

    1. Hi Kayla, thanks for the tip! I used all the frosting called for in the recipe on my cake. I like a thick middle and used the rest on the top, but for people who like less this is a great idea 🙂 there is plenty of frosting where lessening the amount is ok to do 🙂

  4. I am making this cake for Christmas!!! Sounds dish! Just a question, though. Isn’t there supposed to be cinnamon in the frosting? Don’t see that in the ingredients listed for the frosting. How much cinnamon would you add? Thanks.

    1. Hi Julie! Thanks for pointing that out, It’s really based on preference but start with 1 tsp of cinnamon and go from there adding about 1/2 tsp more the more cinnamon flavor you want 🙂

    1. Hi Alison, I probably would say maybe 1-2 days at best. I you can store in fridge or freezer. I would probably leave off the caramel until you actually are going to serve it, or a few hours ahead of time.

  5. Hello! Does this really need the caramel drizzle? I was looking for a gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting and I don’t want the caramel drizzle to be too rich or too much and take away from the cake. Thoughts on doing it without it?

  6. I made this today for my husbands birthday party. It was absolutely delicious and beautiful. Everyone was so impressed it didn’t come from a bakery. Definitely a keeper! Thank you so much for posting!

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