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    Gingerbread Cake

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    45 mins

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    35 mins

    MissChif's Note:

    I've made this recipe a thousand times I got it out of "The Perfect Cake" by Susan Purdy and it's never failed me. (I do however add WAY more ginger than called for because I LOVE ginger). It tastes great when eaten warm with applesauce and generous dollop of slightly sweetened whipped cream.

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    1. 1
      Prepare an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan by spreading the bottom and sides with butter or shortening. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350.
    2. 2
      Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until completely blended to a granular paste. Scrape down inside of bowl. Beat in egg and sour cream.
    4. 4
      In a 2 cup Pyrex measure, combine molasses and very hot water, stirring until molasses in nearly dissoved.
    5. 5
      With mixer on low speed, add about one quarter of the flour mixture to the batter. Alternately, add remaining flour and the molasses-water, beating slowly to blend after each addition.
    6. 6
      Spoon batter into prepared pan, smooth top evenly then spread batter slightly toward pan edges.
    7. 7
      Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean and the top of the cake is lightly springy to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.

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    • on November 30, 2008


      11/29 I couldn't give this a 5* because I did not get to taste it!! I baked it for a dessert to be served at a church luncheon. I can say, it was easy to prepare, smelled heavenly while baking and sure looks delicious!! I added 3 teaspoons of ginger, I too, love ginger!! Updated 11/30 DH requested I make this for dessert, and I am glad I did. I have never made a gingerbread cake using sour cream before, it makes a nice light, moist cake. This recipe was a success, thanks for posting MissChif.

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    Nutritional Facts for Gingerbread Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (123 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 9

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 351.8
    Calories from Fat 124
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.3 g
    Cholesterol 56.2 mg
    Sodium 384.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 21.6 g
    Protein 4.8 g

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