Gingerbread Cake
A perfect cake filled with spices and molasses served as individual holiday shapes perfect for the holidays.
Servings Prep Time
12servings 10minutes
Cook Time
17minutes
Servings Prep Time
12servings 10minutes
Cook Time
17minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grease a cookie sheet, then place a piece of parchment paper in the pan, spray with cookie spray.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices and mix well.
  4. In another bowl or glass measuring bowl, combine the molasses and hot water and mix well. Set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  6. Add 1/3 of the flour and mix well then add 1/2 of the molasses water mixture and mix well on low.
  7. Add the other third of flour and mix well, then the rest of the molasses mixture and mix on low till combined. Add the rest of the flour. Mix till creamy and well combined.
  8. Pour into the greased cookie/baking sheet.
  9. Bake about 16-18 minutes till done.
  10. Cool completely. Place covered in the refrigerator till chilled.
  11. Spray cookie cutters with cooking spray. Remove the cake from the refrigerator and cut out shapes with the cutters.
  12. Place the shapes on parchment paper.
Recipe Notes

This recipe hails from a Gourmet Magazine issue 2000.