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Glazed Gingerbread Tea Cake

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A light & moist gingerbread cake, topped with a delicious cream cheese and orange glaze. Perfect for any holiday tea!
Ingredients
  Egg 2
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canola oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Apple suace 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cinnamom 2 Teaspoon
  Ginger powder 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cooking spray 3 Dash
For glaze
  Light cream cheese 4 Ounce
  Powdered sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Orange 1⁄2 , zested
Directions

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

MAKING
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.

FINALIZING
10. Cut into squares of desirable size.

SERVING
11. Serve hot or cold with tea.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Cream Cheese
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
6
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