Mom's Amazing Gingerbread Cake

1
Fran Murray

By
@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.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Mom's Amazing Gingerbread Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat 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.
  2. Beat the molasses, sugar and melted butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, 1 to 3 minutes.
  3. Beat 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.
  4. Pour 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.
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan. Serve warm or let cool completely, about 2 hours. Dust cake with powdered sugar, if desired.

Printable Recipe Card

About Mom's Amazing Gingerbread Cake

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




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want To Slice Into

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want to Slice Into

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy, delicious and a family favorite - what’s not to love about sheet cake? Check out these 13 sheet cake recipes you need to make for dessert asap!

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...