Gingerbread Cake with Butter Sauce

Prep Time: 0:40     Bake Time: 0:45     Yields: 8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • icing, if desired
  • Butter Sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Prep & Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour pan; set aside. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except butter sauce, icing and whipped cream. Beat on medium speed, 3 minutes, scraping bowl often. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm with butter sauce and whipped cream if desired; or let cool completely and decorate with icing.

To make butter sauce, heat ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Serve warm over individual servings of gingerbread. Serves 8-12.

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