Gingerbread Baby Cakes

December 4th, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Slice of Gingerbread

Slice of Gingerbread

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie

Gingerbread Baby Cakes

I’ve had my eye on these cute little cakes since I purchased Baking with Julia. I love gingerbread and these looked like a perfect winter holiday treat.

I ended up baking one large 10-inch cake.  Mainly because I didn’t want to clean 8 pans, and I only had 5 that were somewhat the right size.

I ended up using blackstrap molasses, since it was all I had Sunday night and was not about to run out to the store.  In the past I’ve used blackstrap in gingerbread cookies and cakes, and liked the taste, but my other recipes never called for 2 cups.

My cake turned out strongly spiced, dense, but still moist, with a slight crust at the edges.  Overall I like it, but now I’m anxious to try it with regular unsulphured molasses.

Gingerbread Cake Again

Gingerbread Cake Again

If I get a chance I plan make this again with regular molasses and bake them as individual baby cakes once our guests arrive for the holidays.

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

Or, view it on the sites of this fellow Tuesdays with Dorie blogger:

Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories

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6 Responses to “Gingerbread Baby Cakes”

  1. So glad you enjoyed this one… I think it’s my new favorite recipe! :)

  2. SandraM says:

    The molasses and spices were really strong in this cake. It wasn’t a favourite of mine. But will keep looking for a good gingerbread recipe. Glad you liked it.

  3. We also thought the flavors were beautifully balanced in this recipe, albeit a little intense.

  4. Karen K says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it even with the blackstrap. I liked it with the milder molasses, and it was pretty intense. Your cake looks great!

  5. cathleen says:

    Your cake turned out beautiful. I used regular unsulphured molasses – very intense! Too much for my liking.

  6. Elle says:

    Great looking cake you have there. I loved mine. The texture is something else! Blackstrap, eh? Woo!

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