I softened a stick and half of butter and creamed it with 3/4 cup of sugar. I did this by hand, it does not take long with the softened butter. Add in the flour (2 1/4 cups) and 3/4 cups of molasses. I used a light colored "local farm" molasses that I love. Beat three eggs well in a separate bowl, then add to the mix. I then added a heaping tablespoon of ground ginger. Mix well, almost completely. The recipe states that you should bake as soon as the soda is added. I dissolved the teaspoon of soda in milk ( about 1/4 cup) in a separate bowl before incorporating it to the mix. After working in the milk I spooned the mix into my "buttered tin" which was a regular 9" round cake pan.
Into the oven at 350 for about 25-30 minutes. This was my oven, oven temps vary.
|Batter all mixed.|
Then, out came this lovely cake of gingerbread, perfect out of the oven!!!! I plated it & could not wait to cut into it (I'm always so excited about these things).
|Hot out of the oven|
This recipe is defiantly a keeper, I may even try it at the event this weekend.