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Gingerbread Cake

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2009 Gingerbread Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Gingerbread Cake is good any time of year.

2009 Gingerbread Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
This recipe for Gingerbread Cake is the perfect snack cake for anytime of year.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves*
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg*
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon*
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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
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  • 1 cup boiling water
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  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger, optional
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  • powdered sugar
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  • whipped cream


Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9x13 pan. In a medium bowl, combine first ingredients with wire whisk. In large bowl, cream butter. Add in powdered sugar and combine. Add molasses. Combine completely. Gradually add wet ingredients to dry ingredients alternately with boiling water. Mix until smooth. Hand stir in freshly grated ginger. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until tested done. Cool completely in pan or wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before cutting into squares. Serve with whipped cream.

Makes 24 squares.

Notes in the Margin:

*May substitute with 2-1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice, Apple Pie Spice or Mixed Spice

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 4 out of 5
Gingerbread Cake, Member mhwharp

Very nice cake. I substituted pinapple juice for water and placed pinapples on the bottom of the baking pan. A very tasty gingerbread pinapple upside down cake.

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