Intense Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Frosting

If you like gingerbread, this is the cake for you!

Place 1 cup of sugar in the bowl of your mixer.

Add 1 cup of molasses.

1 cup of vegetable oil.

Add 3 large eggs.

Add 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp. of baking powder and 1 tsp. each of cinnamon, ground cloves and powdered ginger.  Beat in 1 cup of boiling water,

Pour the batter into a greased 9 inch springform pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.  Set it aside to cool.

My new pumpkin towel!

Beat 3 cups of powdered sugar with 4 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and the juice and zest of 1 lemon.  You can add milk to thin it to the right consistency.  I keep it in the refrigerator.


Robin Larkspur said…
This looks so thick and moist, yum!!
Wow! I can almost taste that cake... With just your Subject Line... And the pics. :-)

Cool new towel. That could hang on your oven door pull.

Actually, this could be framed! :-) Wouldn't that look cute in your kitchen? Or in the Guest House kitchen?

Rue said…
Okay. Can I just say that I truly love that you ice a cake like a queen, and not like a pauper?! I hate seeing cakes with a tiny little glaze on them. THIS is icing!
Patty Woodland said…
I adore gingerbread - especially the kind that isn't sweet and treacly.
petoskystone said…
Awesome towel! Hope to bake this cake tomorrow :)
Guillaume said…
Oh I LOVE that pumpkin towel! That gingerbread cake seems to be a nice autumnal cake.
Anonymous said…
I do like these gingerbread cakes and makes it every now and again, but we swedes rarely have frosting on any cake. I don't know why but that's the way it is. I'll try this next time I make one :-)

Have a great day!
This looks amazing. We are big gingerbread fanatics here, so this recipe is book marked. Thanks!
Ach du lieber gott in himmel! For some reason, gingerbread cake always brings the German out in me.
I might have to make this soon. Sounds wonderful.
I'll bet your home smelled amazing! I'll have a slice please!
Barb said…
We love gingerbread! That cake looks yummy!
Ina in Alaska said…
I do enjoy Gingerbread. Your cake and icing look SO good!!! Wish I could reach thru the screen for a slice of cake!! Bet the house smelled great too!
Mmmmm I love gingerbread so this sounds perfect. Take care Diane
p.s. I DID THE MEATLOAand we love it! There are only the two of us and we ate it for two nights and I have just enough left over for sandwiches. :) Thanks! *sigh* PH was crazy about it!!
Laura said…
This looks and sounds delicious! It will go in my to be tried list.

I love the pumpkin towel!