Gingerbread Cake with Orange Poached Pears and Coffee Whipped Cream

Gingerbread Cake Recipe


  • Makes: 9 Pieces
  • Active Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45-48 Minutes
  • Tools Required: Medium Size Bowl, Medium Size Saucepan, Spatula, 8x8 Pan (for Gingerbread), Electric Mixer, Oven Thermometer

Ingredients

    • For Gingerbread

    • Full box Gingerbread Mix
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 3/4 cup water
    • For Pears

    • 1 3/4 cups golden brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1/3 cup Cointreau™
    • 4-5 small pears - peeled, halved lengthwise, cored
    • For Coffee Whipped Cream

    • 1 cup whipping cream - chilled
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals

Directions

    • For Gingerbread

    • Follow directions according to package.
    • For Pears

    • Combine brown sugar, water and Cointreau™ in large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Add pears. Cover and simmer until pears are tender when pierced with knife, turning occasionally, about 12 minutes. Transfer pears to medium bowl. Boil cooking liquid in pan until syrupy, about 3/4 cup. Pour syrup over pears and cool slightly.
    • Coffee Whipped Cream

    • Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until peaks form. Slice gingerbread and plate. Place pears atop bread with dollop of whipping cream and serve.

Recipe Summary

Use with

Gingerbread Mix

Fresh Ingredients

Egg, Pears, Whipping Cream

Staples

Vegetable Oil, Brown Sugar, Cointreau, Vanilla Extract, Powdered Sugar, Instant Coffee Crystals

Tools

Medium Size Bowl, Medium Size Saucepan, Spatula, 8x8 Pan (for Gingerbread), Electric Mixer, Oven Thermometer

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Our Ginger Gingerbread is exquisitely paired in this easy recipe with orange liqueur, poached pears and a delicate coffee whipped cream. The spice of the ginger alongside the hearty orange-infused pears is close to perfection. However, with a dollop of this coffee flavored whipped cream sitting beautifully right on top, the dish is nothing short of miraculous. This is sure to be a holiday staple gingerbread recipe your friends and family will beg for throughout years to come.