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.

2 comments:

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!