Sorry for the huge breaks between posts. I’m fighting pneumonia for the second time in a month, and just taking care of the two kids seems to be doing me in most days. That’s not what you’re here for though, to hear me complaining, so lets get to the cake!
Bo and Oliver are huge gingerbread fans, and as I was flipping through a magazine at the drug store, I saw a picture of an old fashioned gingerbread cake, so as soon as I got home I started researching recipes. Most of them that I found used a ton of oil, which I wasn’t thrilled about, or had complaints about it being dry, so I subbed applesauce for it and the cake came out nice and moist. Let’s get to it!
Put your butter and sugar in a large bowl.
Beat them until well combined and fluffy. My helper was very excited about making a cake for Daddy.
Butter and sugar look good.
Beat in the egg.
Add the molasses and apple sauce.
Mix it all up.
Add the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. You really should whisk these together in a seperate bowl first, but my dishwasher still wasn’t fixed at this point and I was trying to keep the number of dishes I had to wash down.
Now, add the hot water, and mix.
Pour it into a 9″ cake pan that you’ve greased, and bake it for about an hour.
It was so delicious. A nice amount of spice to it, but not over powering. I served mine up with some whipped cream with a bit of cinnamon, and some fresh peaches.
So so yummy, and the kids loved it too.
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