Gingerbread Streusel Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A nice quick dessert for a small family. This can be served either warm or cold. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for streusel, except butter; mixing well.
  4. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, ginger, baking soda and salt; mix well.
  6. Add the milk molasses, oil and egg, beating with wire whisk until smooth, about 1 minute.
  7. Pour the cake batter evenly into prepared pan, sprinkle with streusel mixture.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 23 minutes or until center is firm to the touch.
  9. Cut into squares.


Most Helpful

My kids wanted gingerbread NOW so I went looking for a quick recipe. This worked! I didn't add the streusel topping. I liked that it wasn't too sweet and used molasses (I used blackstrap molasses) instead of white sugar. I doubled the ground ginger since I usually like much more (3-5x) ground ginger than a recipe specifies. NEXT TIME I *won't* double the ginger, and I'll make it in a smaller pan - maybe 9" round instead. Some day I might even get around to trying it with the streusel topping and billing it as a coffee cake, but for now ... when the kids want gingerbread in a hurry, I'm using this recipe!

nethope November 15, 2011

One of the local resturants in our area offers this on their menu and it is so delicious. I thought I would try to make it for New Years Day. I was disappointed with this recipe, even though it has great reviews. I was a little leery since their was no sugar listed in the cake part of the recipe, so I doubled the streusel topping, other than that, I made the recipe as written. It came out pretty dry, and although it had a gingerbread taste, it was not sweet enough, and very bland. No one really cared for this recipe that much. I'm sorry to rate this so low, but I won't be making it again.

october sky January 06, 2007

AAA+++ Recipe! Balance of spices just perfect! Will definately make this one again :-)

Melanie Adrienne November 28, 2006

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