The Best Easy Gingerbread Cake

The Best Easy Gingerbread Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup hot water

For the Glaze (optional):

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Steps:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9x9-inch square baking pan.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg. Set aside.

Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add molasses to the butter-sugar mixture and mix well.

Step 5: Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated.

Step 6: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with hot water. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

Step 7: Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.

Step 8: Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 9: Allow the Gingerbread Cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Glaze (optional):

Step 10: In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Step 11: Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.

Step 12: Slice and serve The Best Easy Gingerbread Cake, enjoying the cozy and comforting flavors of the season.

Experience the warmth and spice of the holidays with this delightful and easy-to-make Gingerbread Cake – a perfect treat for sharing with family and friends!

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