Fresh Gingerbread Cake

Fresh Gingerbread Cake
Servings: 14 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 25 mins to 30 mins


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup grated peeled fresh ginger (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
LemonButter Cream Frosting
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • pinch salt
  • 1 box (1 pound) plus 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease two 9 x 2-inch-round cake pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper rounds.

2. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt and cloves on sheet of waxed paper.

3. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses, ginger and lemon rind.

4. Mix together vinegar and baking soda in small bowl. Beat into butter mixture. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spread in prepared pans.

5. Bake in 375 degrees F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pan to wire racks to cool completely.

6. Meanwhile, prepare LemonButter Cream Frosting. Beat together butter or margarine at room temperature, grated lemon rind, and salt in medium-size bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in powdered sugar and milk until frosting is good spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups frosting.

7. Place one cake layer on serving platter. Spread top with about 3/4 cup frosting. Place second layer on top; spread top and sides with remaining frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 14; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 583, Fat, total (g): 22, chol. (mg): 102, carb. (g): 94, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 212, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.