Dairy Farmers of Canada

Gingerbread Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

By Kimberly Denis, @beurl

The perfect Christmas cake recipe doesn’t exist — said no one, after tasting this Gingerbread Cake with Mascarpone Frosting. Comforting and creamy, without being unnecessarily heavy, this delicious cake will deliver all the sugar and spice you expect from a Christmas dessert, thanks to a sweet mix of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, maple syrup and molasses. The secret to the extra smoothness and depth in the frosting? Canadian Mascarpone. Now that’s a dessert recipe that all the holiday lovers and the sweet-tooth havers at Christmas dinner will agree on. Another perk: the instructions are so easy, you’re sure to impress all your relatives and loved ones.

  • Prep: 1 hour
Yields 6 - 8 portions
Gingerbread Cake with Mascarpone Frosting


  • Gingerbread Cake
  • 2 ½ cups (625 ml) flour
  • ½ cup (125 ml) sugar or golden sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 2 to 3 tsp (10 - 15 ml) cinnamon
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ cup (310 ml) Canadian reduced-fat milk
  • ½ to ⅔ cups (125 to 160 ml) melted Canadian butter
  • ¾ cup (185 ml) molasses
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • Mascarpone Frosting
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Canadian mascarpone
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Canadian cream cheese
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • ½ to 1 cup (125 to 250 ml) powdered sugar (to taste)
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) Canadian butter
Placeholder alt


When you see the Blue Cow Logo on a product, it means it's made with 100% Canadian quality milk that meets some of the highest standards in the world.

Learn More


Gingerbread Cake

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Mix dry ingredients.

Mix wet ingredients.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Pour the mixture into your cake pan of choice.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Mascarpone Frosting

Mix the ingredients until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.

Allow the cake to cool off before frosting it.


For more recipe inspiration by Kimberly Denis, visit her Instagram Page @beurl

Learn more about