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Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

I like pumpkin spice, but I love gingerbread.

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

There’s just something about the combination of the warm spices, moist cake, and molasses that I can’t get enough of!

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

I eat my gingerbread topped with applesauce, and this gingerbread pudding cake was inspired by that combination of gingerbread and apples.  The applesauce in the cake helps to make it moist, and the apple cider gives the sauce great flavor.

And this gingerbread pudding cake does part of the work for you. Just add the topping ingredients, and, like magic, it forms a sauce underneath the cake as it bakes. Top it with a little whipped cream for some extra deliciousness.

Gingerbread Pudding Cake
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Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author i heart eating

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and spices. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together applesauce, milk, oil, molasses, and vanilla together until well-combined.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until combined.
  5. Pour batter into an 8x11-inch (shallow 2 quart), or similarly sized, baking dish.

  6. In a separate bowl, stir sugars and cinnamon together.
  7. Sprinkle topping evenly over the batter.
  8. Pour apple cider and water over the topping. DO NOT STIR!
  9. Bake for 40 minutes, or until middle is set.
  10. Cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
  11. Top with toasted pecans, if desired.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    November 5, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Served this with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was DELICIOUS!

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      So glad you liked it! That’s exactly how my husband likes his cake, too. =)

  • Reply
    Karly
    November 3, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Head over heels for this pudding cake. So perfect for the holidays and so gorgeous!!

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you!!

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