Easy, Old-fashioned Gingerbread.

Today I am posting a second recipe from my book WHEELS OF CHANGE – Creston 2014. ( the first one was for sugar cookies that appeared on 12-12-15).  Not many people seem to make GINGERBREAD anymore.  But I find the simple, spicy, and slightly sweet cake a great breakfast or tea-time addition.  It doesn’t need to be frosted and still has a satisfying  taste.

Mrs. Jackson’s Gingerbread :
1 C sugar
¼ lb. butter or shortening 2 ½C flour
¾ C boiling water 2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs 2 tsp ginger
¾ C molasses ½ tsp salt
1 TBSP white vinegar

1. Grease and flour a square cake pan. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs. Add water, molasses and vinegar. Stir until blended.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
4. Bake 35-45 minutes. If a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out dry, it’s done.  

If you want to add a bit more sweetness, dust with powdered sugar.  OR, you can have a slice spread with apple butter. 2014-12-08 08.08.15

Enjoy the cake and have a very Happy New Year!  May 2016 be filled with sweet treats, acts of kindness, peace and prosperity, and many blessings to all of you!