Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"This is a substantial yet tender spice cake that's flavorful enough to serve unadorned. For my gingerbread variation, consider bringing along a jar of lemon curd."
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2 1/2 cups
bleached all-purpose flour
unsalted butter, softened until easily spreadable
dark brown sugar
We love gingerbread with a full and spicy flavor. This certainly is both of those. The only thing I changed was to add a 1/2 cup of applesauce to the batter. It smoothed the spices a bit and made it even more moist. I served it with a Kentucky Bourbon reduction (hard sauce) and it was fantastic. The kids loved theirs with Cool Whip. We'll definately make this again.
I thought this recipe was just ok. It has a slightly strange taste to me and I think it has to do with the spices. I think I should have used less ginger and added some cloves and nutmeg. I made the cake in two loaf pans and baked them for 50 minutes. They didn't rise very much and once I cut into the cake, it dried out very quickly. I frosted the cake with cream cheese frosting and that really improved it. Next time I make gingerbread, I will probably try a different recipe.
Loved this with a light vanilla cream sauce. I replaced 1/4 cup of molasses with 1/4 cup of applesauce.
This is fabulous! I split the batter into two bread pans and baked for 45 minutes. Light and fluffy without skimping on flavor. I will definitely make it again. Next time I will use a larger measuring cup to mix the wet ingredients...I had an overflow situation.
I made this recipe exactly as stated with the exception of using light brown sugar rather than dark (because that's all I had). The cake was dry and tasteless. I doubled checked my ingredients to be sure because of all the marveleous reviews the recipe had gotten. I don't think I'll try this one again.
Great with cream cheese frosting
Moist and delicious. Hubby, who almost never eats cake, took a bite and ended up cutting himself a nice big slice. Made cream cheese frosting which complimented the cake very nicely. Thanks!
This recipe is fantastic! I baked it in the alternate method of two 8x8 pans. I frosted one with cream cheese frosting and left the other plain. I substituted whole wheat flour for white flour and brown sugar Splenda for the sugar. So moist, spicy and delicious!! A real hit with the whole family! I'll be making this again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Moist, Tender Spice Cake: Gingerbread Variation
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 117
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