This is taken from Gale Gand's Sweet DReams. They turned out awesome, though a bit sweet for the topping (i will reduce the brown sugar if you don't like ultra sweet topping) but these are wonderful and moist.
This is an adopted recipe. I think it looks fabulous for a Mexican/Tex-mex feast, particularly on a hot summer night, but have not yet tried it. Comments from those who get to it before I do are appreciated via a review. Thanks!
This cake is so good it should be illegal! It's very easy to make, just throw all the ingredients into the mixing bowl and let the beaters do the work. I got this from Betty Crocker's Cookbook 1978, my husband's kitchen bible from his bachelor days.
So many German settlers carried their gingerbread treats to small towns around this country that the sweetly spiced cakes and cookies have become an all-American tradition. Coated with a chocolate ganache glaze, the homey cake of holidays past is transformed into a special-occasion dessert. This cake can be made vegan by using non-dairy margarine instead of butter and Rich's Whip instead of real whipping cream and ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips with exceptional results. You can also add raspberries to the top. Recipe is from Bon Appetit, Dec. 2002.
This recipe goes back over 20 years, I like the simplicity of this recipe and for a one bowl cupcake they are pretty darn good, 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract may be used in place of the vanilla, using butter in place of shortening will alter the texture it is best to only use shortening --- if you don't have paper liners grease the tins generously or see my recipe#78579