Peachtree Street Gingerbread Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

Use Aunt Pittypat's Caramel Icing to cover this cake. This recipe comes from the "Gone With The Wind Cook Book - Famous Southern Cooking Recipes". There is a note in the foreward which I love: "Gone With The Wind told of a style of living. as well as a romantic drama, A way of living, playing, and eating that thrilled us all." You can make this as 1 cake, or as 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, soda, spices and salt together.
  2. Cream the butter; gradually add sugar. Cream well.
  3. Add beaten egg and the molasses; blend thoroughly.
  4. Stir in sifted dry ingredients alternating with hot water.
  5. Beat until smooth after each addition.
  6. Pour into a greased 9"x9" shallow pan, and bake at 180C for 45-50 minutes.
  7. OR.
  8. Pour into greased and floured cup cake pans and bake at 190C for 20-30 minutes.