Gingerbread Latte Crumb Cake

This deliciously moist Gingerbread Latte Crumb Cake blends the flavors of ginger, cinnamon & cloves with our PapaNicholas Kona Baru espresso.  A wonderful addition to any holiday gathering or perfectly paired with your favorite PapaNicholas brew!





Gingerbread Latte Cake

  • 1 ⅔ c. all purpose flour (200g)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp.salt
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ c. unsalted butter* (113g)
  • ½ c. dark brown sugar (100g)
  • ¼ c. molasses (85g)
  • 2 eggs*
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ⅓ c. freshly brewed Papanicholas Kona Baru Espresso (70g)
  • ½ c. buttermilk* (110g)
*indicates ingredient should be at room temperature before starting 


Streusel Topping

  • ¼ c. unsalted butter (56g)
  • ⅓ c + 1 tbsp. dark brown sugar (90g)
  • 1 c. all purpose flour (120g)
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves


Espresso Glaze

  • ¾ c. powdered sugar (90g)
  • 2 tbsp. freshly brewed PapaNicholas Kona Baru Espresso




Preheat the oven to 350°F / 175°C. Generously butter a 9" cake pan. Crumple up some parchment paper, then un-crumple it and place it into the buttered cake pan, making sure it sticks to the bottom and sides. Set aside.




Streusel Topping

Step 1: In a medium sized bowl, melt the butter. To the butter, add the dark brown sugar, flour, and spices. Use a fork to mix the ingredients together until you have formed little clumps of dough. Set aside.

Gingerbread Latte Cake

Step 1:In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Set aside.

Step 2: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer in a large bowl) beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (~3-4 minutes).

Step 3:Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add in the molasses, both eggs, and the vanilla, then beat until well combined.

Step 4: Add in half of the flour mixture, and mix by hand just until the flour is incorporated. Add in all of the espresso and buttermilk, and mix until combined. Add in the rest of the flour, and lightly fold the mixture together just until all of the flour is incorporated.

Step 5: Pour the gingerbread latte cake batter into the prepared cake pan, smoothing out the top. Pour the streusel evenly over the top of the cake.

Step 6: Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean or with only a few moist crumbs. Let the cake cool in the pan until it’s no longer too hot to touch, then use the parchment paper to lift the cake out of the pan.

Espresso Glaze

Step 1: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and espresso. If the mixture is too thick, add in more espresso. If the mixture is too thin, add more powdered sugar.

Step 2: Once the cake has cooled to room temperature, drizzle the glaze over the top. 



Serve and Enjoy! Don’t forget to snap a pic & #papanicholascoffee

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