Monday, December 19, 2016

Gingerbread Coffee Cake

 

 

 

Christmas and the scent of gingerbread baking is such a holiday classic and I felt the need this morning to indulge in a sweet Christmas treat. I usually bake ginger cut out cookies from a treasured family recipe, but decided to try a few new recipes this year and save the cut out cookies for when we have little ones in our family again. But, I need that gingerbread flavor in something.

This gingerbread coffee cake is deliciously spicy and sweet, just like my favorite cookies. I already had all the ingredients in my pantry, so that is a win in itself - no extra trip to the store at this busy time of the year needed. And, it was perfect with my morning coffee on a cold, snowy Christmas week morning - served so prettily on one of my Christmas plates.

Happy Christmas baking!

 

Gingerbread Coffee Cake

 

3 cups flour

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

3/4 cup dark molasses

3/4 cup applesauce

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup brown sugar (I used Splenda for baking)

1 stick butter, softened

Powdered Sugar

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a rectangular baking pan with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients. In another large bowl add egg, molasses, applesauce, milk and brown sugar. Mix with hand mixer until combined. Add dry ingredients by 1/3 and mix well with each addition. Add softened butter and combine well. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool and sprinkle top generously with powdered sugar.

 

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6 comments:

  1. I can almost smell that gingerbread baking! Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. It sounds delicious, and we have everything already in the house!

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  3. I LOVE gingerbread. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

    Cindy

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  4. True confession.
    I have never made gingerbread, but now I can!
    Thank you Vicki and Merry Christmas!

    Laura
    WSP

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  5. Sounds like the perfect treat for Christmas morning...or really any morning!

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  6. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Happy New Year!

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