Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

Less than 1 week to Christmas! It was a really weird feeling this weekend to be at the mall on the last weekend before Christmas and NOT have it packed with line-ups out the doors. I heard that online shopping has increased this year and I definitely feel that too when I am in the mall. Stores seem emptier and the sales seem better online. I know that personally, 75% of my shopping was done on eBay or Amazon this year. While baking delicious cakes at the same time!

If you like molasses spice cookies you will love this cake. Moist, spicy and comforting - it is especially good when served with a hot drink on a cold day. With a medley of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, it immediately awakens your palate and makes your house smell like Christmas with its light texture and creamy crumb. Even if you leave out the other spices and use only ginger, this recipe produces a really tasty cake that freezes well, double-wrapped in foil.

Sour Cream Gingerbread
1 - 10" Bundt | Fannie Farmer Cookbook

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sugar
1 cup molasses
4 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 10-cup Bundt pan. Cream the butter and slowly add the sugar, beating until light. Add the molasses and sour cream and blend well. ADd the eggs, beating until well mixed. Mix together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices. Add to the first mixture and bea until smooth. Pour into th pan and bake 40-50 minutes (or more) until toothpick comes out clean.


Danielle said...

It looks really pretty in the containers, it would probably be a great christmas gift(: The malls were superr packed by my house, you could barely move!

Brenda said...

I wouldn't leave out a single spice, I would definitely use them all. I adore gingerbread, and even more with frosting! I love how you put the slices in the containers Tia, what a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious cake with Cookbook Sundays!

Miz Helen said...

This is a delightful cake. It looks so festive and really moist. Thank you for sharing your recipe and hope you are having a good week end!

Anonymous said...

Your cake looks wonderful, would be perfect on a Christmas buffet table! Your other baked goods this month are delicious too!

Holly said...

Such a pretty cake! I bet it tastes delish-especially with the sour cream in it:)

kitchen flavours said...

This cake looks delicious and perfectly goes with the container! It would be a nice visiting gift. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Maureen said...

Looks great - what recipe did you use for the icing?

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

This looks really professional! You know what, if you sold these at the mall...everyone would be packed in there again!