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Gingerbread Latte Filling

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 7 hrs, 15 mins
Yield Makes 2 cups
Gingerbread Latte Filling captures the coziness of favorite holiday flavors between layers of white cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture reaches a chilled pudding-like thickness. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature (about 1 hour). Place plastic wrap directly on mixture (to prevent a film from forming), and chill 6 to 24 hours.