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Gingerbread

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
16
Difficulty
Easy
You'll love the dense, rich taste of this moist holiday classic dessert. It's perfectly flavored with brown sugar, molasses and ginger. And it takes just 10 minutes to prepare and bakes in just 35 minutes. The gingerbread tastes delicious served warm right out of the oven with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. You can also serve it at room temperature. For spicier gingerbread add 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, 1/4 teaspoon cloves and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with the ginger.

Ingredients

All-purpose flour

1½ cup(s)

Baking powder

1½ tsp

Ground ginger

1¼ tsp

Baking soda

½ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Regular butter

4 Tbsp, melted

Unpacked brown sugar

cup(s)

Low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s)

Molasses

cup(s)

Egg(s)

1 large egg(s), lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9-inch square cake pan with cooking spray. Whisk together flour, baking powder, ginger, baking soda and salt.
  2. Stir butter, brown sugar, buttermilk, molasses, 1/4 cup water and egg together until smooth.
  3. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. Pour into pan. Bake until cake springs back when lightly touched, about 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.