Monday, November 26, 2018

Old Fashioned Gingerbread


If you love moist, spicy gingerbread cake, please join me for a slice at the children's table!  My friend, Sarah, over at Hyacinth For The Soul  graciously let me share the recipe, and Oh My, is it ever a great one!!  I have loved gingerbread since I was a little girl, have tried several recipes, and now finally found THE ONE!!  I used my Snowy Village cakelet bundt pan to start out the Christmas season.  I made the Big Star quilt years ago to complement my dishes from Target ( when Target was called Gold Circle)  that are probably over 30 years old. 


My Lady Catherine's Tea Room was found on a shopping trip with my beloved Mom years ago, too.  My "real" name is Catherine, and Cissy is named after me.  I'll be giving this cottage to her one day.  

 

We are going to be sipping some Comfort and Joy tea, by the Republic of Tea, which is a new favorite of mine.




Yield: This recipe makes 7 cakelets, 4 mini bundt cakes, and 1 mini loaf, or a 9 x 11" cake

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1tsp ground ginger
1 cup dark molasses
1 tsp soda
1 cup boiling water

instructions:

Cream butter and sugar. 
Add eggs, flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and molasses.  Mix thoroughly.  Dissolve soda in boiling water and add to batter.  Mix well.  Pour into greased 9"x11" pan and bake at 375 for about 30 minutes.  When cool, dust with powdered sugar.

NOTES:

The recipe calls for a  9"x11" pan to bake the gingerbread and serve it as a piece of cake.  To adapt the recipe to bake in the snowy village cakelet pan, I used Baker's Joy and sprayed the molds,  filled each cakelet about 2/3 full,  and baked till a toothpick came out clean,  about 20-25  minutes.  Let cool for about 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
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Before Thanksgiving, I was able to  have my granddaughters,  Cissy, Ella, and Avery over to have some kitchen fun!  We made the turkey gobble cupcakes that Mary had shown us how to do, from Home Is Where The Boat Is.  The girls did such a good job and kept thanking me.  They're so sweet! 



I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea 

30 comments:

  1. Your little cake village is cute! I've made Sarah's gingerbread Kitty, it's a wonderful cake. Think I might make it with my Santa pan this year:@) Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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  2. What a beautiful trio of grandgirlies! Love Avery’s shirt “still living with my parents.” Ha! Good Gingerbread is wonderful, glad that you have found “the recipe.” It sure makes darling gingerbread houses. Those cookies are very cute!

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  3. What fun to have your cute little grandgirls there to have some baking fun. I just love gingerbread. It was my dad's favorite, too.
    Have a good week- xo Diana

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  4. I love gingerbread too and the wee houses are really cute! Those little girlies look pretty happy holding their plates. Christmastime is so much fun with the kids around. Have a lovely last week of November, sweet Kitty. Hugs!

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  5. The dark molasses really makes the cake I think! What a great recipe! I love the smell it gives the whole house too. You always make things special for your grand girls! Hugs, Diane

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  6. Awe....love the pictures and especially of those three beauties! How wonderful to share such special times together. OOH...that gingerbread looks so yummy. I have been wanting to make some gingerbread cookies as I love them. I may need to do just that before long. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. I've printed off Sarah/Kitty's gingerbread recipe - thank you! I can't wait to get baking soon. Hugs hugs hugs.

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  8. Delicious recipe and adorable princesses!So cute!Hugs!

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  9. I can't wait to get my little gingerbread house mold out! Those cupcakes look adorable, Kitty. Such a cute idea too. Finally digging out from Thanksgiving, starting Christmas decorating and Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping ;)

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  10. I'm loving your charming "Lady Catherine's Tea Room." The turkey gobble cupcakes and gingerbread house cakes are almost too cute to eat. The only gingerbread that I'll be enjoying here is gingerbread black tea!

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  11. This is such a lovely vignette Kitty. The pretty Christmas Tree plate and mug are the perfect dishes to go with the sweet Christmas Tea Room house. I love gingerbread and I will have to try this recipe Sarah shared with you, sounds delicious. The girls are adorable holding their cupcakes made with instructions from Mary. Such a sweet post!

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  12. I am craving gingerbread this season, and this will fill the bill! Something about gingerbread this time of year reminds me of the very best of my childhood. The smell alone transcends me!!!!!!!

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  13. I just love gingerbread but only have made cookies. I would love to try this recipe. So sweet to have your granddaughters bake with you!

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  14. How fun to bake with your granddaughters. Cooking creates so many positive memories. The turkey cupcakes are adorable.
    I'm hosting a Christmas tea and would love to try your gingerbread cake. I really like gingerbread, but in some recipes I've tried the molasses has been too overwhelming. I have a mini bundt pan (not as cute as you snowy village) that I may try. It's fun to serve individual cakes at tea.

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  15. Kitty, You have me craving gingerbread this morning! Those little village cakelets are adorable and I love your pretty quilted topper set with your Catherine's Tea Room. I'm so glad your grandgirls had fun making those cute gobblers. You're creating such wonderful memories with them as well as delicious treats. ♥

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  16. This is absolutely the epitome of why we blog! Sharing friendship through recipes, crafts, devotion to making our homes beautiful, and family events. I love this Kitty. Your setting with that beautiful quilt base, the tea room and connections from your mom to Cissy, and Sarah's recipe - so meaningful. I love that you also created Mary's recipe with your grands. I should try that recipe for gingerbread. My husband would love it! Those cake forms are perfection.

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  17. Oooooh... That gingerbread cake looks delicious! Thank you for sharing... and what sweet memories you have with your girls!

    Merry Christmas!!! Net

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  18. Oh how my mouth waters to think of how good that lovely cake is! Just adore your cake molds...such a special touch. All the photos are wonderful...especially the one of your sweet girls. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes. Pinning this one! XO

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  19. Kitty, I look forward to see what you are doing every week. The girls looks so happy with their gobble cupcakes!
    Your vignette this week is adorable. I love your dishes, quilt, and village. Those treats sound delicious. Glad you have found "the recipe." Your cake pans are too cute!

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  20. Hi Kitty,
    I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. How fun to be baking in the kitchen with the grandchildren! The gingerbread looks and sounds so good. Thanks for sharing at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week
    Julie xo

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  21. Oh, my, this sounds amazing! I have never tried making gingerbread, but it sounds pretty simple. I can't wait to try it. God bless you and your family and comfort your heart during this Christmas season, sweet friend. :)

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  22. The girls look so happy. What a joy. The gingerbread looks awesome. Perfect for the holiday season. Thinking of you. xo

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  23. Oh Kitty, you know I am going to make this in my gingerbread house bundt pan. I hope it doesn't get stuck. lol

    The girls look so happy together. xo

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  24. I'm not a gingerbread fan but yours look awfully cute! I've never seen them in these beautiful shapes. Didn't know your name was Catherine :) and that Cissy is named after you. I'm sure your kitchen is going to be putting out some real treats with those adorable grand children of yours during the holidays!

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  25. A gingerbread Christmas village...how perfect! Is there no end to your creativity? As delicious as they surely are, I would have trouble messing up that adorable village...lol! Well......maybe not!

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  26. Always love seeing your adorable little grand-girls, Kitty! They are growing so fast.......I love gingerbread and am so glad to have this recipe. Your gingerbread tea is so darling with the gingerbread house cakes and your sweet Christmas pottery. The little shop is just too cute and your Cissy will love having this one day to remember all the wonderful baking sessions you have shared together. Sending hugs xo Karen

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  27. They are almost too pretty to eat Kitty! You have my mouth watering with your description of this cake! Your vignette is so adorable, and how special to have Cissy named after you ❤️
    Jenna

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  28. Kitty, I love your gingerbread village--too pretty to eat! Gingerbread is such a perfect cold-weather treat with a nice cuppa tea!

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  29. These are adorable and sound delicious... I love teas and have been wanting to try Republic of tea for awhile now. :-) Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  30. Hi Kitty,
    Your Gingerbread Houses are just precious and so are those Turkey Cupcake your grandgirls made! Hope you are enjoying the season, we are sure having some great weather! Hope you are having a good week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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