Maple Gingerbread Cake

Hey fellow foodies! I hope you are a having a good Monday. I started my week off right by baking a fun recipe. Today’s post will feature my recipe for Maple Gingerbread Cake and it is delicious! This is day 8 of my 12 days of Christmas goodies and I hope you aren’t tired of sweets yet.

I know I’m not. It’s the perfect thing to have on hand when friends and family stop by. This Maple Gingerbread Cake is no exception. It goes great with coffee or a cold glass of milk. It’s also kind of an unspoken rule that you have to have something gingerbread flavored during the Christmas holiday.

Just make sure you keep an eye on your kiddos while your making this cake or else your house might end up like mine:

It took my 4 year old all of 5 minutes to locate a box full of decorative paper shreds and make it “snow” in my house. I love his joy for winter weather phenomena! We live in Texas and snow is bit of a rarity. Paper snow works too.❤️

Have a great evening!

😁 Jennifer

Ingredients:

1/2 cup salted butter room temperature

1/3 cup light brown sugar

3/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup molasses

1 large egg

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup water

Powdered sugar for garnishing

Caramel syrup for topping (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9 inch square baking pan with non-stick baking spray.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar on low speed.

3. Add maple syrup, molasses, and an egg and continue to mix on low until incorporated.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.

5. While mixing on low, alternate additions of dry ingredients and water to the molasses mixture.

6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool slightly and cut into squares. Optional: serve with powdered sugar and caramel syrup (not shown).

Note: I used a decorative baking pan to create gift shapes. The bake time was the same.

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