Gingerbread Streusel Cake

Gingerbread Streusel Cake created by Charmie777

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.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a 9-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine ingredients for streusel, except butter; mixing well.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, ginger, baking soda and salt; mix well.
  • Add the milk molasses, oil and egg, beating with wire whisk until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Pour the cake batter evenly into prepared pan, sprinkle with streusel mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 23 minutes or until center is firm to the touch.
  • Cut into squares.
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  1. nethope
    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!
  2. october sky
    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.
  3. Melanie Adrienne
    AAA+++ Recipe! Balance of spices just perfect! Will definately make this one again :-)
  4. luvmybge
    Nobody really cared for this cake. It needs some perking up. It needs more spice or something. Also... the 9-inch pan is too big for this little cake. If you use the 9-inch pan I'd double the recipe and quadruple the spices (at the very least).
  5. Cinnamon1025
    Such a moist and delicious cake! Perfect for fall and Chirstmas time!

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