Friday, March 2, 2012

Hot Water Gingerbread Cake

Here's a dessert that is out of this world! 
My son requests it every Christmas for his birthday cake.  It is his favorite Christmas dessert--and is sure to be yours!  Thanks Brandi, for sharing--again!  Love you!

Hot Water Gingerbread Cake with Hot Butter Sauce

2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Dissolve baking soda in boiling water.  Add other ingredients in order listed. 
Mix and pour into greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.

Hot Butter Sauce

1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients but vanilla in heavy saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add vanilla.  Serve hot over cake.
(If sauce seems grainy after it has simmered, add up to 1/3 cup more cream.)

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