• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves:

Ground Ginger Dark Molasses Gingerbread Cake

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Holiday, Cakes, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) unsulphured dark or unsulphured blackstrap molasses * (see Note below)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

 Directions

Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter or grease a 10-inch springform cake pan.

Place the chunks of butter in a 2-quart saucepan set over medium heat. Pour in the molasses and whisk in the brown sugar and white sugar. Whisk as the butter melts. When the butter has melted and is completely liquid, and the sugar has dissolved and is no longer grainy, give it a final stir and turn off the heat. Set the pan aside to cool. (The molasses will look slightly separated from the melted fat; they won't be smoothly combined.)

Use a clean dry whisk to combine the flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and espresso powder in a large bowl. (The espresso powder is optional; it will lend one more dimension of flavor to your cake.)

Whisk the vanilla, eggs, and milk into the saucepan with the molasses and melted butter. When it is completely combined, pour this liquid slowly into the bowl of dry ingredients. Whisk thoroughly to combine, making sure there are no lumps.

Pour the thick batter into the prepared springform pan. Bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 20 or 30 minutes, then run a thin, flexible knife around the inside of the pan to help the cakes edges release. Remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely on a cooling rack before icing.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?