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Gingerbread cake with Orange glaze

2012 December 5
by admin

This past weekend the Omnivore and I attended a wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and a nice wedding but I think we both had the most fun on the following night at a karaoke bar with the bride and groom, the rest of the bridal party, and the close family and friends.

Now, the Omnivore is nothing like me when it comes to singing.  I’m an embarrassment to mankind while he’s quite a pleasure to listen to.  He’s played music professionally for years now, writes original music, has copyrights in the Library of Congress, and has opened for the Indigo Girls (remember them?).  You would think he’d be thrilled to do karaoke.


He was hiding his talent like I hid the deliciousness of this gingerbread cake on Thanksgiving Day.  It was a new-to-me-recipe and a foreign concept to me – gingerbread CAKE (not cookies).  I wasted more than a few breaths making excuses: I might have overbaked it.  It is a new recipe.  I messed with the original ingredients.

By the time we all took our first bite, however, it was obvious that no excuse needed to be made: it was a damn good cake.

I’ll make it again very soon – maybe for Christmas morning because the leftovers were especially delicious with coffee.  Oh, and by the way, the Omnivore finally braved the stage and did an exceptional, as expected, rendition of “No Woman, No Cry”, “Thunderroad”, and “Rocketman.”


  • Hezzi-Ds Books&Cooks

    I’ve never had Gingerbread cake either but it sounds wonderful. I bet the orange glaze on top adds a fresh taste of citrus.

  • katie @So Tasty, So Yummy

    Gingerbread cake is SO good. Glad you enjoyed it. I haven’t thought about the Indigo Girls in years…makes me feel very old.

  • Kate

    I’m not fabulous with karaoke either, but I make a mean gingerbread cake! I’m making an upside-down gingerbread cake this weekend!