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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

gingerbread cake and butterscotch sauce

i enjoy baking, what better way to show your love.  during the holidays all my old tried and true  recipes emerge. this is one that has been around as long as i can remember.  i hope it will make its way into your home as a new family tradition.  

gingerbread cake

1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
3/4 t. ginger

combine in mixing bowl and whisk.


1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg

beat together until well combined.

pour batter into buttered 9" square pan.
bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

butterscotch sauce

over medium heat melt 1/2 cup butter in small saucepan.  
 add 1 cup brown sugar, stir until dissolved {about  5 minutes}. 
combine 2 T. cornstarch and 1 cup hot water.
add to butter and brown sugar.
bring to a boil stirring constantly.
add t. vanilla and a pinch of nutmeg.

don't forget the whip cream.

one slice left, enjoy.