This old-time spice cake is lower in fat but big on flavor. Serve it warm for breakfast on a frosty morning or have a square with hot cider on a snowy afternoon. It's a great cold-weather treat. —Deanne Bagley, Bath, New York
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 9 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping
- In a small bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Beat in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with water, mixing well after each addition.
- Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares; garnish with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Molasses Cake in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p23
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