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mormor's favorite gingerbread cake

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Teresa Bailey
Pittsburgh, PA

I use fresh grated ginger to bring the flavor alive. My mom, my son's mormor, loved this cake. It's the sort of cake that is addicting, so beware! You may need a double batch, one for gifts, one to keep and eat yourself.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For mormor's favorite gingerbread cake

  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar added to ½ cup demerara sugar
  • 1 c
    unsulphured molasses
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly grated ginger
  • 4 lg
    eggs
  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ginger (powdered)
  • 1 tsp
    1 teaspoon allspice
  • FOR GINGER CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 lb
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2/3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2/3 c
    demerara sugar
  • 2/3 c
    2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsulphured molasses
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    freshly grated ginger

How To Make mormor's favorite gingerbread cake

  • 1
    preheat oven 325° F
  • 2
    In a larger bowl pour boiling water over the butter, sugar and molasses. Stir until butter is melted. Cool slightly, add eggs and beat well. Add freshly grated ginger.
  • 3
    In medium bowl sift the dry ingredients, stir into wet ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan (or Bundt pan or cupcakes) and bake in a preheated 325° F. oven for about 1 hour, or until done.
  • 4
    For Frosting: Cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Whip in the sugars and add lemon juice, molasses and ginger.
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