Mom's Amazing Gingerbread Cake

Fran Murray

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@franmurray

My husband loves anything with ginger and molasses in it! This is a wonderfully rich, dark, moist cake. It has a lot of ingredients, but it is well worth the effort.


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Serves:
6 to 9
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
1 tsp
hershey's cocoa powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
light molasses
3/4 c
sugar
8 Tbsp
(1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large
egg, at room temperature
1 c
buttermilk, at room temperature

Step-By-Step

1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9-inch square cake pan with vegetable oil spray. Whisk the flour, spices, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.

2Beat the molasses, sugar and melted butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, 1 to 3 minutes.

3Beat in the egg until incorporated. Beat in the buttermilk until incorporated, scraping down the bowl and beaters as needed. Add the flour mixture, increase the speed to medium, and beat until the batter is smooth and thick, 1 to 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl and beaters as needed.

4Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached, about 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.

5Let the cake cool in the pan. Serve warm or let cool completely, about 2 hours. Dust cake with powdered sugar, if desired.

About this Recipe

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