Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake
1 3/4 call purpose flour
1 tspbaking soda
3 tspginger, ground
1 tspcinnamon, ground
1 tspvanilla extract
1 Tbspcider vinegar (may use white vinegar)
1/3 cvegetable oil
1 ccold water
How to Make Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or spray an 8" or 9" square pan that is at least 2" deep.
- This can be mixed right in the pan. Measure all the dry ingredients into the prepared pan. Make 3 wells in the flour, and put the vanilla, vinegar, and oil into the 3 wells. Pour the cup of water over all and stir together with a fork until well blended.
- Here is how I prefer to do it:
Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk the liquid ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. I think mine was done at 33 minutes. Cool in pan. May be iced with the following glaze:
- Orange Glaze:
Whisk a dash of salt into 2 tablespoons orange juice. Add up to 2 (or so) cups of powdered sugar until thick glaze consistency is reached. Spread on cake and allow to cool before cutting into squares.