Cholly's World -Famous Gingerbread Cake

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • In a 2-quart pan over high heat, bring 1 cup water to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in molasses and baking soda.
  • After mixture stops foaming, stir in 1/2 cup cold water; let cool to room temperature, stirring often (about 10 minutes).
  • (This can also be done easily in microwave).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until well blended.
  • Beat in eggs until blended.
  • Reduce speed and add flour and molasses mixtures alternately until incorporated, then beat on high spped until well blended.
  • Pour into a buttered and floured 9-inch square pan.
  • Bake in a 325 oven until a toothpick inserted in center of thickest part comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Let cool on pan on a rack for at least an hour.
  • Serving suggestion: Pour about 1/4 cup creme anglaise onto each plate.
  • Cut cake into pieces and set them in sauce on plates.
  • If desired, lightly sift unsweetened cocoa and/or powdered sugar over each plate and garnish with a mint sprig.
  • Offer additional creme anglaise at table.