Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
I L-O-V-E anything gingerbread and I'm kicking myself for not making this simple gingerbread cake (adapted from former food blogger and now renowned quilter and author, Cheryl Arkison) a Christmas tradition. Well, it's never too late to start, isn't it?
Recipe type: Dessert, Christmas
Makes: 8 x 8" cake
Ingredients
  • ½ cup/4 oz (125 mL/227 g) butter
  • ⅔ cup (170 mL) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) molasses
  • 2½ cups (625 mL) flour
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) cloves
  • 1 cup hot (not boiling) water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease an 8″ x 8″ baking pan.
  2. Cream butter. Gradually add the sugar, then the egg. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and mix until just blended.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. Add to the batter, ½ cup (125 mL) at a time, alternating with ¼ cup (60 mL) water. Beat until smooth after each addition. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Dust with icing sugar before serving; also delicious with salted caramel sauce or maple butter.

 

To Heal Your Relationship with Food and Your Body, Start with Mindfulness

Gain a little peace, calm and space by cultivating your personal mindfulness practice with this *FREE* 7-day mini-course, featuring guided meditations and practical strategies from The Mindful Eating Workbook.

Download Your First Meditation

Looking for a few more steps?

Download a free copy of my eBook, Stop the Food Fight, Start Making Food Peace, where I walk you through my 7 Steps to Start Healing Your Relationship with Food & Your Body.

Download Your Free Copy

Give Yourself Space to Heal Your Relationship with Food & Your Body

Learn how to use mindfulness to cultivate peace, presence and awareness with this *FREE* 7-day Intro to Meditation & Mindful Eating mini-course, featuring guided meditations and exercises from The Mindful Eating Workbook.

Aside from the course content, you will also receive regular email updates on mindful eating and intuitive eating. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)
Download Your First Meditation
close-link