Today we’re sharing a quick homemade cake that I love for several reasons.
It’s small. You bake this in an 9″ square baking pan.
It’s easy. You’ll most likely have these ingredients on hand!
It tastes like Christmas. And who doesn’t love Christmas.
Let’s dig into talking all about this easy gingerbread cake!
Does gingerbread have ginger?
Yes! Gingerbread has powdered ginger in it. It also commonly has molasses which gives it the dark brown look.
What does gingerbread taste like?
Gingerbread gets its flavor from the spices in the bread. You’ll combine ginger, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg to get that spicy, snappy flavor. You can increase the spices if you’d like it to have a stronger flavor.
What is the difference between gingerbread and gingersnaps?
Gingerbread is soft and cake like. It’s baked in a loaf pan or in a cake pan and is has the texture of any other sweet bread. Gingersnaps are a crispier cookie that crunch when you eat them. This is where the term “snap” comes from.
How to Make Easy Gingerbread Cake
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 9 inch square baking pan by greasing bottom, sides, and corners with butter.
Place milk in a saucepan and heat just until it begins to boil. Immediately remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together molasses and eggs.
Add butter to bowl and stir, mashing butter into the sides of the bowl to help reduce the size of the clumps. Some clumps will remain.
In another bowl, mix together sugar, flour, and spices.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients alternately with the milk and whisk until smooth.
Transfer batter to baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Place baking pan on a wire rack and cool for about 30 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
Topping for Gingerbread Cake
What is the best topping for gingerbread cake? Here are a few of our favorites: