Chocolate Job

A Christmas Cake

The Christmas cake is perfect for the morning when everyone is looking for gifts under the Christmas tree!

Ingredients

For the Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour 240g
3/4 cup boiling water 177ml
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground ginger
1/2 cup butter 113g, unsalted, room temperature
2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cardamom
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 100g
2/3 cup unsulfured molasses 157ml
1 1/2 tbsp ginger grated (Optional!)
2 eggs medium room temperature

For the Italian Buttercream
6 egg whites room temperature
2 1/4 cups sugar 425g, divided
2/3 cup water 60ml
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp all-spice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 cups unsalted butter 454g
Red and black food coloring
Matcha powder optional

For the Assembly
1 sheet edible gold leaf
2 tbsp confectioners sugar for dusting

Author of video content: Preppy Kitchen

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