Gingerbread Cakes

Gingerbread Cakes

I love to shop the day after Christmas sales when everything is marked down 50 – 75%.  I always find fun stuff like these Christmas tree shaped baking pans and also this Nordic Ware baking pan in the shape of two little houses:

Gingerbread Cakes

Gingerbread Cakes

This gingerbread cake recipe came with the Nordic Ware pan.  It said it would fill up the double house pan two times but I made the two houses and the Christmas tree instead and also a little tiny cake for Bob cause he loves gingerbread and I never make it.  He gave it two thumbs up!

3 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, melted and cooled

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup light molasses

2 eggs

1 cup hot water

1  Heat oven to 350.  Grease and flour pan(s).

2  Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt in medium bowl.

3  Combine melted butter and brown sugar in mixing bowl, stir in molasses and mix until well blended.  Beat in eggs.

4  Add dry ingredients and beat on medium until well blended.  Gradually stir in hot water.

5  Pour batter into prepared pans.  Bake 40 – 50 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

6  Cool 15 minutes in pan before inverting onto cooling rack and cooling completely.

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