Gingerbread Cake Recipe

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A very moist, rich, flavorful cake with ginger and molasses.
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (optional)
  • garnish with whipped topping, if desired
Container: 9-inch square pan
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
45 mins
READY IN
1 hr
  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  • Grease and flour 9-inch square pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar together. Add egg and stir in molasses and water.
  • Stir dry ingredients together, add to liquid mixture, and combine until smooth. Pour into prepared pan, bake 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm or cold. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.
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