Vernor's Ginger Ale Spice Cake

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 12-15


1 c butter, unsalted
1 1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c vernor's ginger ale
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp rum extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
3 c all purpose flour

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Marsha Gardner Recipe
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Florala, AL (pop. 1,980)
Member Since Aug 2012
Marsha's notes for this recipe:
Vernor’s is the ginger ale that I grew up with. It has a unique woodsy taste.

If you can’t find it you may substitute regular ginger ale.
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Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a (9x13 inch) pan or a (10 inch) tube or Bundt pan.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Blend in eggs, vanilla and rum extract. Add Vernor's.
In another large bowl toss together the dry ingredients. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Spoon into prepared pan. Bake until the cake springs back when lightly pressed (45 minutes for sheet pan and 60 minutes for the tube or Bundt pan).

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Cool thoroughly on a rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. The (9x13 inch) cake may be served from the pan.

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Oct 9, 2012
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user Leah Christiano inkylee - Oct 9, 2012
Marsha, this sounds delicious. next month is my turn to have desert for our quilting group. Reading the ingredients I don't see how much rum extract to use. Would you let me know what amount to use? thanks, Leah
user Marsha Gardner mrdick1950 - Oct 9, 2012
I left out the vanilla as well 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon rum extract. Good eye.. and thanks for letting me know. I want to know what everyone thinks of it, okay. By the way I am a quilter too.
user Leah Christiano inkylee - Oct 9, 2012
Thanks Marsha, I'll let you know what the quilters think of it! Happy quilting! Leah
user Maggie May Schill NakedMaggie - Oct 9, 2012
Looks amazing!

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