Lightened up Gingerbread Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A delicious spicy, very moist almost sponge-like sweet cake. Very good as is, with ice cream, or iced.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, molasses, and egg.
  3. In a glass measuring cup measure 1/2 cup hot water (or heat up cool water in the microwave until hot but not boiling).
  4. Add the baking soda to the hot water, stir.
  5. Add the soda and water mixture to the bowl of ingredients. Stir until mixed.
  6. Pour batter into a lightly greased 9X9" baking dish.
  7. Bake at 350F for 30 - 35 minutes.


Most Helpful

We did not like this recipe. It was spongy and had a total lack of ginger flavor. Will not make again. I also agree that the recommend baking time was too long. My cake was done after approximately 1/2 the time. I agree that it was totally rubbery texture.

Sue1111 October 13, 2012

The recommended baking time was too long for my usually slow oven, so I will reduce the time when I make it again. The whole family liked it.

Eileen H. January 13, 2012

Has a rubbery texture. The batter was so thin I baked it in a 8x8 pan to make it more cake-like, for 20 minutes. Taste was okay but not great.

bclooch April 02, 2010

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