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Gingerbread Cake Recipe
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Gingerbread Cake Recipe

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"This dark moist cake combines the old-fashioned flavors of ginger and molasses," says Ila Alderman of Galax, Virginia. "The recipe was passed down to me from a dear aunt."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 241 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the water and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with molasses mixture, beating well after each addition. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Gingerbread Cake in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 241 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

Made it into cupcakes and topped with nutmeg buttercream frosting. Very nice.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

Great cake; very simple. I would recommend not using as much molasses; it can be a little overpowering. Also be sure to use mild flavor molasses. Instead of whipped topping, I made a cream cheese icing with 1/4 cup softened butter, 3 oz. cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. Very moist! Will make again.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

Simple to make and very moist

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2009

where are the ingredients?

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2009

want to try

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