Sunday, January 20, 2008

Gingerbread Cake (borrowed from Bless Us Oh Lord"

Thanks Barbara...this one's a keeper

Amazing..amazing..oh so delicious I am shoveling it in right now as I type..

Gingerbread Cake
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1.5 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and lightly flour one 8-inch square baking pan.

Cream butter and sugar till fluffy, add egg and molasses and beat. Sift together flour, salt , baking soda, ginger and cinnamon. Bring water to a boil. Add with flour mixture to creamed mixture alternatively beating well after each addition. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake 34-40 mins.

- i put a little bit of oil in my 1/2 cup befor adding the molasses and they came right out easily.

- it baked just fine at 35 mins, it oculd not have gone longer in my oven.

- I did what barbara did and made a cream cheese frosting...A---MAZING CAKE. I am licking the plate.


Kristine said...

btw, my parents won't eat it because are not fans of gingerbread (!!!!!) so, in an attempt ot keep me from eating teh whole thing, because I definitely could, I brought it to my office. It was GONE in the first hour.

scmom (Barbara) said...

Glad you enjoyed it. When you like gingerbread, there's nothing like a good one. And I agree -- the cream cheese frosting sent it over the top!