Spicy, Amazing Gingerbread Cake.

"Not for the faint hearted! From the time/life cooking of the world series, this is the one gingerbread cake that tops all others. IF you like fudgy, moist but highly spiced gingerbread. If you prefer milder flavors this is not for you."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Sift first 6 ingredients together in a bowl, set aside.
  • Heat all butter, molasses and golden syrup in a small saucepan, simmer until butter is melted, stirring continuously.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Pour the melted ingredients in a thin stream over flour mixture stirring constantly.
  • When smooth, add the eggs 1 by 1 stirring after each addition.
  • Put into 7 x 12 cake pan and bake for 35-40 mnutes until tester comes out clean (like a knife).

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  1. 4sweeper
    I wanted a strongly flavoured gingerbread cake to use in the recipe for Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle (recipe #105081). This recipe works well. I baked it in a 9x13 pan for 25 minutes. Thank-you!
  2. jellie
    Very tasty but a bit too sweet for my tastes. When I added the butter/molasses mixture, my batter never got "smooth" so I was concerned something had gone wrong. However, my very thick batter baked up fine in a 9x13 pan for 35 minutes. Would make again, but with less brown sugar.
  3. momaphet
    This has a nice bite to it, but a little one-note flavor wise. I thought it could use more molasses flavor and maybe some clove. The texture is very dense and chewy, much more than I expected, and despite cutting back the baking time, a bit dry. Like others mine fell, so it was more like a gingerbread brownie. This comes down to texture preference, and I prefer my gingerbread more cake like. Made for Best of 2010 Tag
  4. Baby Kato
    Wow, perfect gingerbread Marra. My dh & I loved it. We didn't find it overly spicy. The spices blended beautiful with the thick dark molasses and the sweet golden syrup that I used. I cooked it for 35 minutes and found it slightly dry. Next time I will check after 30 minutes. A lovely cake, thick, dense, chewy and flavorful. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, that I will make again and again. :)
  5. Bexxx
    This is great!!! I went a little heavy on the spices as I like things very flavourful, and it turned out great!


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