Gingerbread Cake

 

Cake

Gingerbread Cake

This easy cake from cooks.com isn’t a Bundt, but it smells and tastes like Christmas. It can be served plain or with whipped cream or ice cream.

11/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 large egg

1/2 cup molasses

2/3 cup boiled water

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Beat together the butter, sugar, egg and molasses until blended. Add flour mixture and gently beat until just blended. Drizzle in water, gently beating. Bake in a greased 8-inch square pan for 30 minutes, or until cake tests done. Loosen edges and cut into serving pieces. Makes 16 pieces.

Per serving: 152 calories (36 percent from fat), 6.2 g fat (3.7 g saturated, 1.6 g monounsaturated), 26.8 mg cholesterol, 1.7 g protein, 22.8 g carbohydrate, 0.4 g fiber, 174 mg sodium.

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