Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Recipe || Gingerbread Cake

As I am still obsessed with my fall flavours, up until this weekend I hadn’t really ventured into any classic Christmas recipes. But never you fear! There’s some Holiday baking in store for you all starting today!
Gingerbread Cake
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I feel like you can almost smell the warm spicy goodness through your computer screens.

(Adapted from SimmWorks)

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup of molasses (treacle in England) mixed with 1 cup hot water.

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I love the colour of molasses.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

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Try to restrain from licking the spoon.

Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  In another bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and egg for about 2-3 minutes. Mix 1/3 of the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. Then add 1/2 of the molasses mixture. Stir well. Repeat until all of the mixtures have been mixed in.

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Letting baked goods cool is always the hardest part of baking.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Top with powdered sugar or whip cream! Before I topped mine with powdered sugar, I laid down construction paper that I had cut into the shape of Christmas trees to leave a patten in the sugar.

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 So they aren’t perfect trees. But I like them.
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Perfect for enjoying with a warm beverage!

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  • Look at you and your mad photography skills! Merry Christmas Eve-Eve!!

    • Thank you! Merry Christmas Eve-eve to you too! Hopefully one day I will have a real camera and my photos will be even better. xx

  • The Christmas tree design is genius!

  • Oh, goodness, I actually love you! I was looking for a festive/seasonal cake recipe and nothing took my interest … until now! So delicious! I will make it next week and report back!

    • Aww thank you! Since it doesn’t have a frosting/icing it isn’t sweet enough to be a traditional dessert cake… so I think of this recipe more as a snacking cake… kind of like a coffee cake. If you make it, please do let me know! xx

      • This is even more perfect! As a coffee addict, I love a bit of spicy cake to go with it! I will let you know how it goes! Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone on O2