Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr
This cake is from the Luscious Berry Desserts cookbook by Lori Longbotham.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
- 3⁄4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 1⁄2 cups blueberries
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
- In 9" by 2" round cake pan, melt 4 T butter in oven while it preheats. Remove pan from oven. Stir brown sugar and lemon juice into melted butter until blended (sugar will not dissolve). Sprinkle blueberries evenly over bottom of pan.
- In large bowl, with mixer at medium-high speed, beat remaining butter until light and creamy. Add granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Whisk in half of flour mixture. Whisk in milk and then the remaining flour mixture. Pour batter over blueberries in pan and spread evenly.
- Bake 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 15 minutes.
- To serve, run knife around inside of pan to loosen cake from side of pan. Invert cake onto platter.
- Serve warm, with ice cream if you like.
Absolutely Fantastic cake! My whole family, including my 9 year old loves this cake! I wouldn't change anything in this recipe!
Incredible cake, just incredible. This ginger cake is simply delicious, deep, dark and spicy. We loved the addition of the fresh blueberries, lemon and brown sugar. The moist, rich cake, was tender with a spicy toffee flavor and bursts of blueberry. We loved this treat that tastes as great as it smells while baking. Thanks so much for sharing, I love ginger cake and this is a must try.