Black Forest Gingerbread

Christy Rost

1 ¾cups flour
1teaspoon baking soda
¾teaspoon cinnamon
¾teaspoon ginger
½teaspoon salt
2/3cup boiling water
½cup unsalted butter, soft
½cup brown sugar, packed
2/3cup molasses

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light. Add egg and molasses, beating just until blended. Stir in flour mixture alternately with boiling water, starting and ending with dry ingredients. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean when inserted into middle of cake. Serve gingerbread warm with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Recipe makes one 9-inch cake.

Category: Cakes