Gingerbread Snack Cake

Only 10 minutes of prep time and this easy Gingerbread Snack Cake is in the oven. Make a streusel to use in the cake  and then sprinkle the rest on top for a sugary crust!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast cake, christmas cake, crumb bake, gingerbread, molasses
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 330kcal
Author [email protected]


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, ginger and cinnamon. Cut in the butter and mix into the dry ingredients to make fine crumbs. Take out 1/2 cup crumbs and set them aside so you can sprinkle them on top of the cake batter.
  • To the remaining crumbs, add the egg, molasses, salt, baking soda and buttermilk. Mix until the ingredients are well blended and the batter is smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a greased, parchment paper or foil lined 8x8 pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top of the batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.


The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 254mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.8mg