Moist and Soft Gingerbread Cake

Moist and Soft Gingerbread Cake
Staff Writer
Elsa Saatela

This soft gingerbread cake is moist and packed with flavor. Perfect for a Holiday party or Christmas dessert.

8
Servings
530
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  dark molasses
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 2 1/2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  baking powder
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1  Teaspoon  ginger
  • 1  Pinch of  cloves
  • 1/2  Cup  butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4  Cups  brown sugar
  • eggs

Directions

Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium-sized pan. Remove from heat and stir in molasses and baking soda, adn keep stirring until the mixture stops foaming. Add 1/2 cup of cold water,a dn let chill until room tempered (about 10 minutes). In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until well blended. Add the eggs and beat until blended. Add the flour mixture and the molasses mixture, and blend well. Pour into a buttered and floured 9-inch square pan and bake in a 325° oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, approx. 50 minutes. Let cool in pan and serve warm with ice cream or cold the next day (the cake gets even better and mositer with time, and can last up to a week covered in the fridge).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
86g
66%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
36mg
4%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
124µg
31%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
133mg
19%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
77mg
5%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
9g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Gingerbread Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Gingerbread Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.