A warm piece of this simple Glorified Gingerbread Cake will be ready to eat in just an hour. Serve it with a dollop of whip cream on top for a light, festive dessert.
Glorified Gingerbread Cake
This is it, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The Christmas season can officially begin! If you’re like me, you’ll want to start things going right away. I love Christmas and love all the festive activities that go with it!
Ok……..I admit it. Our family is CRAZY about Christmas. We started listening to Christmas music sometime after Halloween, have already started planning our annual gingerbread house making, and have secretly had our Christmas tree up for about two weeks. That’s right. Before Thanksgiving. But now, the real festivities can begin. Now the Thanksgiving baking is over, we can start baking Christmas goodies! And when we bake Christmas goodies, we go all out. Between us and all of our other family members, we end up not only having a Christmas feast, but a dessert feast as well. This year, we’re adding yet another special treat to make for Christmas. Glorified Gingerbread Cake.
Gingerbread Snack Cake
This amazing, soft, snack cake with a flavor full of ginger and nutmeg is a special way to get your Christmas season started. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather be at home baking up some of this cake than trying to get the best deals on Black Friday. Now, I love shopping and looking at clothes and pretty jewelry and toys, but the best days are when I’m with my family sharing laughs and playing games. And eating good homemade sweets! The nice thing about this recipe is that it is baked in an 8×8 pan. Just a small, simple cake. When there is so many treats to sample, small amounts are good!
How to Make Gingerbread Cake
This cake is fun because you mix together the dry ingredients, then take out 1/2 a cup of those dry crumbs to sprinkle on the top of the batter, which makes a sugary streusel topping. I had never met a cake like this before.
I am normally a “center of the cake” kind of girl when I cut myself a piece of cake. But with this cake, I loved the edge pieces. Some of the streusel bakes down along the sides as you can see above there. Double the streusel in one piece of cake. Heaven.
So whenever you’re ready to get into Christmas, if it’s now, later, or maybe you’ve been in the Christmas spirit since Halloween (like us!), be sure to make this festive cake and enjoy it with your family this Christmas season.
Glorified Gingerbread Cake
- 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 parchment paper lined 8x8 pan.
- Sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top of the batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.