Prize Winning Gingerbread Cake

Prize Winning Gingerbread Cake Recipe

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barbara hale


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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10 Min
45 Min


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

How to Make Prize Winning Gingerbread Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350.Grease and flour an 8inch square baking pan.
  • 2Sift flour,baking powder,baking soda and the spices together.Set aside,
  • 3Cream the shortening and sugar.Add and stir in **molasses.Add eggs and beat well.
  • 4Stir 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.
  • 5Spread 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!

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About Prize Winning Gingerbread Cake

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

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