Gingerbread bundt cake

This easy, soft gingerbread bundt cake is packed with the rich flavours of orange, molasses, ginger, cinnamon and mixed spice. A quick, simple cake perfect for the holiday season!

Cake – plain flour – ground ginger – ground cinnamon – mixed spice – table salt – baking powder – baking soda – butter – caster sugar – molasses – orange juice – water – eggs – zest of an orange Glaze – icing sugar – ground ginger – ground cinnamon – orange juice

Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 170°C /340F. Place the rack in the middle of the oven. TIP: reduce the temp by 20°C/25F if using a fan-assisted oven

Step 2 - Whisk together the flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Step 3 - Melt together the sugar, butter, and molasses until smooth. Allow to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before adding in the orange juice, water, zest and eggs, whisk together until well combined. Step 4 - Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk together until just combined.

Step 5 - Grease the bundt pan either using butter and a dusting of flour or liberally spray with a non-stick spray. Pour the cake mixture into the bundt pan and tap the pan on the kitchen counter to release air bubbles.

Step 6 - Bake the cake for 40-50 minutes (checking at the 40-minute mark) until a cake tester comes out mostly clean. Let the cake cool in the tin for 10-20 minutes before turning it out onto a wired rack or plate to cool completely. Step 7 - Make the glaze by mixing together the icing sugar, spiced and orange juice until smooth with a pouring consistency. Pour over the cake and serve.