Moist and Soft Gingerbread Cake

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Moist and Soft Gingerbread Cake
Elsa Saatela

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

8
Servings
435
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
  • 2 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).

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
45g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Protein
6g
11%
Carbs
76g
25%
Vitamin A
114µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.2%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.7%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
245mg
24%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
119µg
30%
Folic acid
60µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
114mg
29%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
14%
Phosphorus
252mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
698mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.6%
Sodium
331mg
14%
Sugars, added
45g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.9%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
3.7%

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