Gingerbread Cake

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • Ingredients

  • 1/2 cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cupmargarine, softened
  • 1freshly grated orange zest
  • 1largeegg
  • 1largeegg white
  • 1cupapplesauce
  • 1/2 cupmolasses
  • 1/4 cupgingerroot, grated
  • 1 1/2 cupscake flour, sifted
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • Directions

  • Beat brown sugar, butter or margarine, and orange rind until smooth, using an electric mixer.
  • Beat in egg and egg white, beating well after each addition.
  • Add applesauce, molasses and ginger; mixing until smooth.
  • Combine flour, bakingsoda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture; beating 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Bake in 8-inch square cake pan at 350° for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • Serve warm or cold.
  • Reviews

  • “This cake had great flavor and superior texture!Sooo good!I did not have any orange zest, so I substituted lemon zest.I also reduced the amount of fresh grated ginger to 2 T.My grated-ginger-in-a-jar was kind of coarse, so I pureed it with a little bit of applesauce before adding to the batter.The fresh ginger in this cake gives it a unique, full-bodied taste that isn’t like regular old gingerbread made with powdered ginger. We really enjoyed this!Thanks.”

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