Christmas Gift Cake

Recept van Robin Hoedjes

I. Gingerbread Dough

  • 56g Butter
  • 56g Brown sugar
  • 23g Honey
  • 2g Ginger powder
  • 1/2g Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2g Salt
  • 1/2g Nutmag
  • 23g Eggs
  • 139g Flour


  • Mix the cold butter with the sugar and honey.
  • Add the eggs.
  • Add the dry ingredients.
  • Mix until having a nice dough and cool down before roll to the right thickness.

II. Milk Chocolate Mouse

  • 103g Milk
  • 16g Sugar
  • 39g Egg yolk
  • 85g Milk chocolate
  • 4g Gelatin
  • 22g Water
  • 266g Whipped cream


  • Boil the milk and add the sugar and the egg yolks.
  • Make an emulsion until 85°C
  • Add the milk chocolate to the mixture.
  • Cool until 26°C and add the prepared gelatin.
  • Add the whipped cream to have a nice and smooth mousse.

III. Orange Compote

  • 166g Orange pieces
  • 83g Orange juice
  • 10g Quelli (starch)
  • 8g Lemon juice


  • Cut the the orange and prepare the orange pieces.
  • Mix all the juice with the sugar and quelli.
  • Add the orange pieces slowly.

IV. Honey-cinnamon whipping cream

  • 137g cream
  • 14g Milk
  • 1g Gelatin
  • 4g Water
  • 34g White chocolate
  • 2g Cinnamon sticks


  • Boil the cream and the milk with the honey and the broken cinnamon stick.
  • Keep warm for minimum 45 minutes.
  • Add the ready gelatin and the white chocolate
  • Blend with the hand blender and cool down until under the 7°C.
  • Beat until fluffy.

V. Honey-cinnamon whipping cream


Heat all together until 45°C and spray the cake when it is frozen.


  • Start preparing the pastry and leave to cool in the fridge.
  • Bake a square measuring 12cm x 12cm and 2.5mm thick.
  • Prepare the biscuit and bake in the oven.
  • Prepare the interior of the cake, starting with a layer of almond biscuit after the compote, then a layer of biscuit and finish with the whipped honey and cinnamon cream.
  • Place in the freezer.
  • Make the milk chocolate mousse and fill the cake upside down with the mousse and the interior.
  • Cover the cake with the baked pastry.
  • Freeze the cake.
  • Spray the frozen cake with the chocolate spray and decorate with Leman Decorations Candy Cane & Bronze Jingle Balls.