Gingerbeer Spice Cake With Orange Allspice Buttercream Frosting

I do not know why I hadn’t thought of this combination before. I love me some spicy gingerbeer and I have always liked a good spice cake.

Note: gingerbeer is a soda, a zippier version of ginger ale, so no alcohol is involved in the making of this cake.

Ermmm, unless you would like it to be.

Once again, this is a simple cake mix and bottle of soda recipe.

Nothing else. You would not believe how often I have to explain this to folk.

Cake mix.

12 ounces of soda.

That is all.

INGREDIENTS
Cake:
•Spice cake mix
•12 oz gingerbeer

Orange Allspice Buttercream:
•1 cup butter, softened
•3 cups confectioners’ sugar
•1 orange, zested
•1 tsp vanilla
•2 tbsp whipping cream
•1/8 tsp salt
•1/8 tsp allspice

Heat your oven to 350º (or whatever the instructions on the cake mix box say) and prepare your pan of choice. For this cake, I went with a glass 13×9, since I was bringing the cake to a friend’s house.

Pour the gingerbeer into the cake mix in a mixing bowl then stir according to the instructions on the back of the cake mix box.

You do not need to add oil or eggs or anything else.

Turn the batter out into your prepared baking pan(s) and bake according to the instructions on the back of the cake mix box.

Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Once the cake has cooled, make the frosting by creaming the softened butter with the whisk attachment until fluffy, then add the confectioners’ sugar, orange zest, vanilla, salt and allspice.

Add the two tablespoons of whipping cream, or more, if you’d like a ‘softer’ frosting.

Spread the frosting over the cake and enjoy.

To be totally honest, my husband has told me that he actually prefers the root beer version of this cake. Let me be totally clear a bout this.

He is wrong.

My friend, Barb, had two pieces of this cake at lunch; and I am not totally certain that the piece she put aside for her husband ever got to him; but then, he was bringing wine home.

And there was talk of a kilt…

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