Soft Ginger Cake

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Bonnie Beck

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This is an old English recipe for making gingerbread cake. It's not my Aunt Nora's recipe which I am afraid her Irish recipe is lost to time as I have yet to find it among my Mother's or Grandmother's recipes. :( But this recipe comes as close to flavor as I have found.

I never can decide which is my favorite cake. Gingerbread, Italian Rum or Banana. But then again there is my Mom's Butter yellow cake with the dark chocolate frosting.

It's a tough decision to make. :)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2/1/2 c
    flour, sifted and then measured
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1 c
    dark molasses
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 2
    exlarge eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 tsp
    cardamom or black pepper (optional)

How to Make Soft Ginger Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Grease a baking pan 13x9x2. I use my pyrex pan.

    Fluffy the dry ingredients together with a whisk.
  2. Cream the shortening, sugar and molasses well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed shortening mixture alternating with the boiling water, starting with and ending with the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in the beaten eggs.
  5. Pour into the pan and bake at 3508 for 30 minutes or until done. Cool and serve.


    I like eating my gingerbread slightly warm with just powdered sugar or pouring heavy cream on top.

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About Soft Ginger Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Gingerbread




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