Gingerbread Pudding Cake Recipe
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Gingerbread Pudding Cake Recipe

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Super-moist cake gets all spiced up in this scrumptious slow-cooked dessert. If you want it a little sweeter, drizzle it with maple syrup. —Barbara Cook, Yuma, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 431 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Mix molasses and 1 cup water. Cream softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg white and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with molasses mixture, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans.
  2. Pour into a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Mix hot water and melted butter; pour over batter (do not stir).
  3. Cook, covered, on high until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 2-2-1/2 hours. Turn off slow cooker; let stand 15 minutes. If desired, serve with whipped cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Gingerbread Pudding Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p33

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 256195
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2016

"The flavor of this cake was delicious! The only complaint my family had was that we thought the butter was excessive. There is ample liquid already, and it left it seeming a bit oily. Next time I will cut the butter in the final step by at least half, and I know it will be just perfect for my family's tastes!"

rockridgekate User ID: 1490743 255768
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2016

"incredibly easy and great flavor"

ThePlaidAvenger User ID: 6895408 238028
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"Made this for an office Thanksgiving party today because I love my slow cooker and this sounded snazzy. Doubled the recipe in a 6-quart oval cooker, came out moist and flavorful without being too rich or too sweet. This recipe's a keeper, definitely making this again!"

crazy4sushi User ID: 5824124 84763
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Picked this because the in-laws like gingerbread and that this could free up the oven. Super easy to throw together. Wasn't sure it was gonna work because it was really soupy going into the crock pot. The middle was still pretty soggy but the edge pieces had a nice cake-like texture. As for the flavor, it was too rich for me and not sweet enough. I could only take a few small bites and that was more than enough. Seeing as I made it for the in-laws I didn't get any positive feedback from them so I am guessing I won't be making this again."

spouse1 User ID: 4653714 171848
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Tried this recipe Friday night for a game night party and it was a complete disaster. I have been baking since I was 12 years old and have never had a recipe turn out so bad. The cake did not cook all the way and then burned on the bottom. There was no cake or pudding, just a disgusting tasteless mess. I tried to follow the recipe exactly as written, so I can't figure out what went wrong. All the other reviews make it sound so good and easy. This one will not make it into my recipe file."

Kimberly Barone User ID: 5579301 157663
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Easy and sooo delicious. I served it with whipped cream. Will make again!"

anisson User ID: 4764179 170917
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2010

"I had never made a cake in my slow cooker so I was curious how it would turn out. I was pleasantly surprised. It went together quickly, and was very good with real whipped cream on top. A tasty, noval idea that I will make again."

skhoyt User ID: 1415674 100139
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"I doubled this recipe for my 6-qt. crock pot. It came out beautifully. I only used half the butter called for in the topping - didn't miss it. The whole family liked this. We topped it with whipped cream. Next time I want to try lemon sauce."

katwalken User ID: 4000281 85448
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

"I love the pudding cake recipes and as a collector, I especially love seeing the pictures of the food in the vintage and depression glassware!"

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