Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is from Cooking Light. I'm posting it for ZWT3. Germany.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray; line bottom of pan with wax paper.
  3. Coat wax paper with cooking spray; set aside.
  4. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
  5. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  6. Place brown sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until well blended (about 3 minutes).
  7. Add the egg, and beat well.
  8. Beat in the applesauce and molasses (batter may look slightly curdled).
  9. Reduce mixing speed to low. Add one-third of the flour mixture, and beat just until blended.
  10. Repeat procedure with remaining flour mixture.
  11. Add Guinness stout, and beat just until combined.
  12. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
  13. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan.
  15. Cool completely. Spread cake with whipped topping. Cut into 8 wedges.
Most Helpful

This was a very tasty cake. The only change I made was that I used hard pear cider instead of the Guinness, as I didn't have any. The cake was very tender, and had great ginger/molasses flavor. Iced with vanilla icing, and topped with crumbled gingersnaps!

dirndlfrau March 21, 2011

This recipe is fantastic. One of the few that I follow exactly. The only change i've ever made is adding a bit of cardamom (the dutch-indonesian SO appreciates that). This has become the dish I bring to most holiday parties and it's a huge hit. Its even great with a warm blackberry sauce on top for some variation. Thank you for posting this.

Aproned & Inked September 01, 2009