Gingerbread Cake

This Gingerbread Cake is super easy to make, moist and has the perfect holiday flavor. Topped with whipped cream, this cake would make the perfect addition to the seasonal line up.

Slice of Gingerbread Cake topped with whipped cream.

This time of year is my absolute favorite. I love recipes like this Gingerbread Cake, that somehow seem to taste better with the seasonal festivities.

Gingerbread Cake is absolutely delightful. This recipe contains a couple delicious spices including ginger, cloves and cinnamon. It also has molasses which helps to give it a rich taste.  It is so soft and moist and will be an instant favorite at the dessert table. Everyone LOVED this cake and I am sure you will too!

Gingerbread Cake with a slice cut out of the corner.

 

Gingerbread Cake

This Gingerbread Cake is super easy to make, moist and has the perfect holiday flavor. Topped with whipped cream, this cake would make the perfect addition to the seasonal line up.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 254kcal

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray 9x13 baking pan with Bakers Joy or grease and flour pan (preferably not a metal one)
  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter and brown sugar until creamy.
  • Add molasses, egg, and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt into the molasses mixture. Mix until just combined, do not over-mix.
  • Carefully add hot water and mix until the batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean with just a few crumbs.
  • Serve with your favorite whipping cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 577mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Wayne

    Sounds great but Google has placed an ad over the beginning of the Ingredients. Kinda useless and a real shame that they would do that.

    1. Chef in Training

      Sorry about the trouble. I am working on updating my recipes in a new format so its not so confusing. I just updated this one. For any other recipes you come across in the old format, the ad isn’t actually covering any ingredients up. It just pushes down the ingredient list but the first bullet point stays in its initial spot so it makes it look like it is. It is confusing which is why I am updating them to eliminate that. Sorry for that inconvenience.