Monday, February 25, 2013


                                GINGERBREAD CAKE  is usually made around the holidays.
                      I find it difficult to go through the chilly winter months without making
                     GINGERBREAD CAKE again. It is ssssooo good! Here is the
                      recipe I use. It is very moist and simple to make. I can almost taste
                      and smell it cooking, as I write  the recipe!

                                                    GINGERBREAD CAKE

                       Pre  heat oven to 350*
                       Line a 9 inch  spring form pan or a 9 inch round cake pan with
                      a circle of parchment paper that you have previously cut.

                     2 teaspoons Ginger
                     1 cup molasses
                     1 cup sugar
                     1 cup vegetable oil
                     2 + 1/2 cups flour
                     1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
                     1/2 teaspoon cloves
                     1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper  [ enhances the ginger flavor]
                     1 cup water
                     1 teaspoon baking soda
                      2 eggs, at room temperature

                       Mix molasses, sugar, and oil. In another bowl sift together the flour,
                       cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pepper.
                       Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, stir in the baking soda,
                       then add  the hot water into the molasses mixture.
                       Gradually, stir the dry ingredients into the batter. Add the eggs,
                       and continue mixing until everything is thoroughly combined.
                        Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
                        Bake 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
                       Cool cake for at least 30 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of
                       the cake to loosen it from the pan. Remove cake from pan onto platter.
                       Serve with whipped cream, or ice cream.

                       I first came upon this recipe in an issue of the "Oprah" magazine,
                       it was listed under her favorite things. I like it. Hope you'll try it.

                     That is all for today friend, this is Jenny



  1. i love gingerbread cookies...gingerbread cake is good, my wife makes it...but still not as good as the cookies...smiles.

  2. I don't know why I don't eat more ginger bread. I enjoy it whenever I have it.