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Sweet, comforting & oh soooo satisfying!!! Gingerbread cake goes to another level with spiced apples and a buttery caramel sauce that makes the cake just melt in your mouth!!!

 

Gingerbread cake 

6 tbsp butter softened

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup molasses*

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup boiling water

1 3/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

 

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until fluffy, 1-2 mins. Add molasses and the egg and beat until combined. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl combined flour, soda, salt & spices. Add half of the dry mixture into the wet and mix. Add half of the boiling water and mix well. Add remaining flour and then remaining water mixing well to combine. Pour into a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool on baking rack then carefully run a butter knife around the edges of the pan and turn the cake out. 

 

Now the gooey part – the apples and sauce…..

 

Gooey apples and buttery caramel sauce 

3 large apples peeled and sliced (think Gala, McIntosh or Granny smith)

1 tbsp butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon 

1/4 tsp nutmeg 

1/4 cup butter 

1/4 cup brown sugar 

1 tbsp milk 

*Leave the molasses out at room temp before using then always grease your measuring cup lightly so the molasses has an easier time coming out.

 

In a small sauteé pan cook butter and apples until soft (you may need to add a couple tablespoons of water when the butter is absorbed if the apples are not soft enough)…Add spices to coat the apples. Set aside to cool slightly. In a small pot melt butter and brown sugar whisking constantly until it comes together, about 2-3 mins. Remove from the heat and gradually add the milk as you whisk constantly…if you don`t do so or add the milk too quickly it will curdle with the hot caramel. Once the sauce is done either add the apples to the sauce or top the cake slice with apples then pour over the warm sauce. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!

 

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  1. LFFL says:

    I absolutely LOVE gingerbread. But I’ve never made it from scratch. Only store-bought in a box. I’ll have to try making it myself one day.

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