Prize Winning Gingerbread Cake Recipe

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Prize Winning Gingerbread Cake

barbara hale

By
@tootsie51

This recipe hails from a farmers wives cookbook.The recipe says it makes the whole house smell good while it's baking and that it is a "prize winning cake." You will see that it certainly does make the house smell good!And it is a hearty,good and easy cake!Serve with a dollup of whipped cream...or some people like to make a lemon sauce of their choice.I doubt you will be sorry you tried this one!


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Serves:

Cake

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
each of: baking powder,salt,and ginger
2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
cloves
1/2 c
margerine or shortening
1/2 c
sugar
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1 c
dark molasses
2
eggs
1 c
hot water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.Grease and flour an 8inch square baking pan.
2
Sift flour,baking powder,baking soda and the spices together.Set aside,
3
Cream the shortening and sugar.Add and stir in **molasses.Add eggs and beat well.
4
Stir in 1/2 of dry ingredients,add the hot water and stir it in.Then add the remaining dry ingredients.Beat all by hand maybe 30 seconds.
5
Spread evenly into the prepared square baking pan.
Bake for 45min's.
**To help molasses come out of a measuring cup,either spray with a Pam type spray first or even put hot water in the cup first to warm the cup.Either way,the molasses will slide right out!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American