This recipe was provided by The Local Moms Network Contributor Host to Perfection.
Cake recipes that start with a box mix are some of our favorites. This one simple shortcut helps you take more time for decorating your creation (in this case, with pre-made gingerbread man cookies!). Your family will love this cake—and you’ll love that it didn’t take hours to come together.
- 1 box french vanilla cake mix
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 16 oz whipping cream
- 1/2 can condensed milk
- 1 box gingerbread man cookies about 8 cookies
Mix the cake according to its baking instructions and add 1tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of ground ginger
Pour the batter evenly into two 6-inch cake pans
Bake according to its baking instructions
Slowly beat the heavy whipping cream until it begins to thicken.
Add the condensed milk and 1 tsp of cinnamon and ½ tsp of ground ginger.
Continue to beat until the cream is very stiff and stands in firm peaks.
Assemble and decorate the cake
Use a large serrated knife to level the cakes
Place 1 cake layer on your cake stand, spread the Chantilly filling evenly on top.
Top with 2nd cake layer and spread the Chantilly filling evenly on top
Spread the Chantilly filling around the sides using an icing spatula, stick gingerbread man around the cake
Decorate the top with mini gingerbread man.