Ginger Cake (aka Gingerbread) Recipe

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Ginger Cake (aka Gingerbread)

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at You just can't resist this recipe any time of the year, with lots of fresh fruits, sauces, ice creams, etc......

1 teaspoon olive oil or butter, for the baking pan
1 teaspoon flour, for the baking pan
1 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 egg
1 cup sorghum or molasses
2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Brush a 9 by 9 inch baking pan with olive oil or soft butter and sprinkle with a little flour. Set aside. Heat water in microwave in glass measuring cup 2 minutes. In meantime, with electric beater cream the butter, sugar, egg and sorghum until fluffy. In another bowl whisk together the flour, soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon. Beat into the butter mixture. Add hot water and blend well. Pour into baking pan. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until done.

Recipe created 2002-08-27.

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