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Gingerbread Cake recipe

This is a simple, traditional gingerbread cake recipe full of flavor!
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CourseDessert
DietLow Lactose
Keyworddairy-free
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Servings8 slices
Calories297kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening if subbing butter, use an extra tablespoon of butter. So ½ cup and 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Grease a 9 inch round or square pan (go ahead and use a smaller one if needed, just increase your time by about 10 minutes).
  • Mix flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt, & baking soda together. Set aside.
  • Beat brown sugar, shortening & molasses until fluffy (about 45 seconds give or take).
  • Add egg & vanilla and beat for 1 minute.
  • Add ½ of the flour mixture and beat until combined.
  • Add ½ cup water and beat until combined.
  • Add remaining flour mixture and beat just until combined.
  • Pour into pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes (use the toothpick method to check!)

Notes

Serve warm (but not burning hot) with whipping cream and cinnamon!!
This tastes great re-heated the next day!!
 
NOTE: This recipe makes 15 yummy cupcakes!

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg