Posted by AnonymousA light spicy gingerbread cake.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shortening 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup light molasses 1/2 cup boiling water
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan. Sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2 In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and molasses. Add flour mixture and water. Beat until smooth.
3 Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm.