Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

"In Selma, Alabama, Shannon Sides drizzles an easy orange sauce over homemade gingerbread for an old-fashioned holiday dessert. Cut just the number of squares needed, so you can use the extra cake to make the two change-of-pace gingerbread treats on this page."
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35 m servings
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add the molasses, water and egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat until combined. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. In a bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with cake.

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I've been looking for a recipe like this! I did substitute the shortening for a stick of butter. YUM. I like that there's only one stick of butter though in the whole cake. Very moist and fla...

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I would have rated this higher but I made the mistake of putting in a cup of black strap molasses instead of regular. We couldn't eat it, yuk! I'll try it again using regular molasses or cut t...

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I've been looking for a recipe like this! I did substitute the shortening for a stick of butter. YUM. I like that there's only one stick of butter though in the whole cake. Very moist and fla...

this is a lovely cake! the only things i did differently are i subbed canola oil for the solid shortening and used 2 t of ginger. will go well with my morning cup of coffee :-)

HOLY COW this is delicious! I nearly gave it 5 stars just for the batter (which I totally ate off the spoons), but am glad I waited. If I could give this recipe 6 stars - I would. I didn't mak...

Excellent! I followed the directions exactly, except I baked the cake in a bundt pan for 38-40 minutes. Served warm with the orange glaze. Tastes like Christmas! Next time I will double the oran...

I made this cake only, no sauce, but followed the direx exactly. My thoughts-- the cake texture was perfect, moist and springy, and just right- 5 stars for that. It also contained the perfect ...

I subbed the shortening with butter, and the water with milk. Then cooked it in a pie plate, and 'topped' it with diced apples and cinnamon-sugar. After cooking it (for about 35-40 minutes) and ...

Everyone loved this moist cake. Make sure to get the icing on when the cake is still warm or you can heat it up before enjoying!!

This cake was so moist it practically melted in your mouth . The only thing I did different from the recipe was subbed butter for shortning, and had to put about a 1/8 cup of white corn syrup b...

I made this cake following the recipe for a holiday party, baked in a bundt pan for 45 mins at 350, glazed with the suggested orange sauce, and it was awesome! the cake was not too sweet and com...

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