Gingerbread Bundt Cake Recipe Celebrates Christmas In July

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Disney is always great about sharing delicious recipes to try out at home, and this one is no exception. With a lot of people celebrating ‘Christmas in July’ all the way from the 25th to the end of the month, this recipe is the perfect wintery treat to try out.

Shared from a chef at the Disneyland resort, it’s a combination of moist, fluffy cake and spiced gingerbread cookie flavors!

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Gingerbread Bundt Cake Recipe for Christmas in July

I know that I’ve also been in the group that finds joy decorating my home, watching Christmas movies and drinking cocoa at the halfway mark to the holidays. This year, I’ve been searching for more elaborate and tasteful recipes than the classic chocolate chip cookie, to try out for this mini holiday. So I definitely can’t wait to try these out myself!

I know I speak for everyone when I say that I’m incredibly grateful that Disney shares these intricate recipes with the public, so that we too can experience the magic through our tastebuds, right from home.

Are you ready to try this recipe out for yourself? Great! Make sure you have the following ingredients below to get started.

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Here’s What You’ll Need

GINGERBREAD MINI BUNDT CAKES:

  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons zested fresh ginger
  • 12-ounce bottle amber lager beer
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar

ORANGE-VANILLA SAUCE:

  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1 teaspoon orange oil

GLAZE:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Got Everything You Need? Let’s Get Baking!

FOR GINGERBREAD BUNDT CAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini Bundt cake cavities with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg into medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, oil, and fresh ginger in small bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat beer in large saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling. Remove from heat and slowly add baking soda. Once beer stops foaming, add molasses and brown sugar. Stir in flour mixture, 1/3 at a time, mixing well after adding. Stir in eggs until combined. Batter will be thin.
  5. Pour into prepared Bundt pans, filling each cavity 2/3 full. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack before removing from pan.

FOR ORANGE-VANILLA SAUCE:

  1. Cut vanilla bean in half and scrape out seeds using a knife. Set aside.
  2. Combine milk, sugar, and vanilla bean scrapings in medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
  3. Whisk egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly pour in half of the hot milk mixture while whisking the eggs. Pour eggs into saucepan with milk mixture and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly for 2-3 minutes, until thick enough to coat the back of spoon.
  4. Remove from heat and continue to whisk for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour into glass bowl and set glass bowl on top of an ice bath. Once sauce is at room temperature, add orange zest and orange oil.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

FOR GLAZE:

  1. Whisk powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in small bowl until smooth. If glaze is too thick, add 1/4 teaspoon of milk at a time until desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle glaze onto cooled cakes.

TO SERVE:

Fill center of each mini Bundt cake with Orange-Vanilla Sauce.

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*This recipe is owned by/was shared by the Walt Disney Company*

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