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Gingerbread Spiced Latte Cake

A Christmas drink inspired recipe from professional baker and cake decorator Kayla Trahan. 🎄 🍰


Baking Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 c Granulated Sugar
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 c Whole Milk
  • 6 (large) Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp All Spice
  • 2 c Butter
  • 1/3 c Milk
  • 1 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 4 c Powdered Sugar
  • Dash of Salt
  • Decorating Ingredients

  • Renshaw Americas Gum Paste
  • Rainbow Dust ProGel - Green
  • Rainbow Dust Orange ProGel - Black
    1. For the cake:

    2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    3. In a bowl, combine the milk, egg whites and extracts until blended. Then mix the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and spices in an electric mixer bowl at a slow speed, adding the salted butter in small pieces.
    4. Continue mixing until the mixture becomes moist crumbs with no powdery streaks remaining on the sides of the mixing bowl. Then add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients.
    5. Now divide the batter evenly between 3 prepared cake pans. Baking until golden brown (about 30 minutes). Once cooked remove the cakes from their pans and allow to cool to room temperature.
    6. For the Latte Buttercream:

    7. Beat together the butter coffee and milk, until the butter becomes fluffy.
    8. Then slowly add the powdered sugar, remembering to scrape the sides of the bowl as you mix.
    9. Finally add the vanilla extract with the salt and beat until fully combined.
    10. To assemble the cake, place one sponge on a a serving plate and coat the top with the latte buttercream, and continue until all layers are stacked.
    11. Then, frost the entire outside of the cake with the latte buttercream, and enjoy! Check out the Video tutorial to see decorating inspiration.