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
369
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
9g
13%
Sugar
30g
33%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
71g
55%
Protein
4g
9%
Calcium, Ca
154mg
15%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
126mg
18%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
843mg
56%
Water
34g
1%
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.