Watch more Christmas Recipes videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/176-Christmas-Recipes Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to make a gingerbread Christmas cake with this easy holiday recipe. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Prep for baking Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, then lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan, lining the bottom with wax paper. Step 2: Mix the oil, sugar and eggs Whisk together the oil, sugar, and molasses. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs with a fork, then whisk them into the molasses mixture until it's smooth. Step 3: Mix the flour and spices In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and spices. Then add the wet mixture, whisking until everything is completely combined. Tip For a chocolaty touch, add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa. Step 4: Add baking soda Stir the baking soda into a cup of just-boiled water and whisk it into the batter until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan and bake in the center of the oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool. Step 5: Make the frosting To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy, gradually beating in the powdered sugar. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Step 6: Decorate Spread the frosting on the gingerbread and garnish with candied ginger. Enjoy your Christmas cake! Tip Queen Elizabeth I honored guests of the court with gingerbread made in their likeness.
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