Gingerbread Cake

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Recipe: #25053

October 17, 2016

"The flavor here is all about molasses and spices, this is a special favorite fall and wintertime treat. Gingerbread falls somewhere between a cake and a quick bread. This recipe uses milk and buttermilk for additional flavor and tenderness, and melted butter for a moist dense cake and has just the perfect combination of spices. Serve each slice topped with a big spoonful of sweetened whipped cream."

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (141 g)
  • Calories 444
  • Total Fat - 12.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 53.3 mg
  • Sodium - 290.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 80.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 55.8 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Calcium - 143.2 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare one 9x9x2 inch square pan; lightly grease the pan with shortening and dust with flour. Tip: to make baked cake easier to remove from pan, lightly grease the pan, line the pan with parchment paper, and then lightly grease the top of the parchment paper.


Step 2

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice; sift or whisk together to mix. Set aside.

Step 3

In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine melted and cooled butter, buttermilk, milk, molasses, sugar, egg, and lemon zest; beat on low to medium low speed until thoroughly blended. Add flour mixture and beat on medium speed until the batter is smooth and thick, about 1 minute, scraping the mixture off the paddle and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula so the mixture blends evenly.

Step 4

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a small offset spatula or the back of a large spoon.

Step 5

Bake 40 minutes or until a long toothpick, wooden skewer, or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place pan on a wire cooling rack to cool for at least 10 minutes


Step 6

Serve each slice warm or cooled to room temperature with a large spoonful of sweetened whipped cream.


  • One 9x9x2 inch baking pan

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