This Gingerbread Cake is very similar to one that my mom used to make for us when I was growing up. I can still recall the way it made our home smell like Christmas spices while it baked. She would serve us up a big piece, while it was still warm, with a dusting of icing sugar on top and a dollop of whipped cream.
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp cloves
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 cup boiling water
- toppings: icing sugar and Gay Lea Coconut Whipped Cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the sides of a 8" x 8" square pan and line with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together butter, molasses and egg until just combined. Add in dry ingredients and beat for two minutes. Pour in boiling water and beat for another two minutes.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then remove to a plate. Dust with icing sugar. Serve warm with a swirl of Gary Lea Coconut Whipped Cream on top.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the sides of a 8″ x 8″ square pan and line with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then remove to a plate.
Dust with icing sugar while it’s still warm.
Serve warm with a big swirl of Gay Lea Coconut Whipped Cream.
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That looks yummy. I can’t wait to try it. But my go-to holiday baking is definitely shortbread.
Dana Z. says
I started some Christmas baking last night – eggnog pound cake. It’s so moist and delicious! I’m sure this gingerbread cake will be delicious too.
jessica w says
Heather Gardiner says
I’m looking forward to making chocolate lava cake. We always have different deserts at Christmas and I think that will be the one for this year.
I do really like the look of your gingerbread cake though so maybe i’ll try that one and it will be the Christmas desert!
Would you please tell me what brand of molasses you used in this cake? I would like to bake this for Christmas.
Amanda - Small Home Big Start says
I used Crosby’s Fancy Molasses. You’ll find it in the baking section! If you’re looking for another great holiday baking recipe that uses molasses, try my Gingersnaps! It’s another favourite family recipe.