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I loved this recipe. I did make a few changes. I substituted applesauce for the shortening to make it lower in fat. I also used 1 teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon. I did not have any molasses so I used pure maple syrup. The end result was a moist and flavorful cake Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I would not make this cake again even though it was very tasty. The cake crumbled into pieces with every slice. The recipes instuctions talks abouts "eggs" however there is only one egg in the recipe. I wouldn't know how to bind this recipe to make it stay together once baked.
I have been trying to find the perfect gingerbread recipe and this is it. I added a scant 1/8 tsp. cloves for a little more spice but it would be fine w/out it. Also I used regular molasses because I didn't have light. Everyone loves this gingerbread.
I had already made my gingerbread men for the season but every year the rest of the carton of molasses sits in the pantry until it gets icky so I went on a search for a recipe so the rest of my molasses wouldn't go to waste. I liked this recpie immediately because it was suitable for a bedtime snack for my children and wasn't another super saccharine cookie recipe. My 3 year old son and I worked on the recipe together and we had such a blast! We used a 2nd egg as another reviewer suggested so it was extra moist. It was so easy to make and the whole time my son kept saying "Mm...this smells good!". Even with a 3 year old in tow we were done in about 10 mins and I wish I could bottle up the smell that wafted from my kitchen as it cooked! The cake didn't rise much but it was moist and very good...my son asked for seconds! I agree with the reviewer who said it needed more spice..I would have been happier with a little more zip with some added cinnamon in the recipe. I made a glaze with icing sugar and a hint of vanilla to drizzle on top. I will definetly tweak the recipe and try this again.