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Shortcut Gingerbread Recipe

Busy days shouldn’t prevent anyone from filling the house with the fabulous aroma of freshly baking gingerbread. A spice cake mix with a few add-ins – just 6 ingredients in all, including the cake mix - makes quick work of this old-fashioned cake.
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Once the cake is baked, it can be served warm with an easy microwaveable Caramel Sauce, or it’s delicious with Microwave Lemon Dessert Sauce ; of course a dab of sweetened real whipped cream (never substandard frozen whipped topping) will make this cake even better.
Cream Cheese Frosting goes well on a cooled gingerbread cake, or even Old Fashioned Caramel Frosting . Basic Buttercream Frosting , flavored with a little citrus zest and juice is also delicious on Gingerbread.

Leftovers can be used in a decadent Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle, or served with a scoop of ice cream and caramel sauce.
16 Servings

1 18.25 ounce Spice Cake Mix,
1/2 cup dark molasses
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/3 cup softened butter
3 eggs
1 cup water
    Preheat the oven to 350°.
  1. Spray a 9 x 13” dripper pan with Baker’s Joy or grease and flour.

  2. Pour the cake mix into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add the molasses, ginger, softened butter, eggs, and water.

  4. Turn the mixer to low until the ingredients are incorporated, then increase the speed.

  5. Scrape the sides once, then continue beating until the batter is smooth.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out.

  7. Bake in a the preheated oven 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  8. Serve warm from the pan with a sauce, or let sit 5 minutes before removing to cooling racks.

Note: this recipe may also be baked in 2 9” round pans (25-30 minutes baking time), a standard bundt pan (55-60 minutes baking time), 11 x 17” jelly-roll pan (20-25 minutes baking time), 24 cupcake liners (15-20 minutes baking time), or 2 standard loaf pans (55-60 minutes baking time).

Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 70
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 34% Protein 5% Carb. 61%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 286 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 3 g

Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 10%


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