Spicy, Amazing Gingerbread Cake.
photo by Baby Kato
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 1 tablespoon softened butter (grease pan with it)
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 4 tablespoons dark molasses
- 4 tablespoons corn syrup (or golden syrup if you have it)
- 2 eggs
- 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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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
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. :)
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