Gingerbread Cake

Recipe by MissChif
READY IN: 45mins




  • 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.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • In a 2 cup Pyrex measure, combine molasses and very hot water, stirring until molasses in nearly dissoved.
  • 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.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan, smooth top evenly then spread batter slightly toward pan edges.
  • 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.