Gingerbread Cake with Chocolate Frosting
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Gingerbread Cake with Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup molasses, Brer Rabbit unsulphered
  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup ginger ale


  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9” square pan
  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, then the apple sauce and finally the molasses.
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check at 45 minutes to see if it’s done. Allow to cool in pan.
  • Stir the confectioners’ sugar. In a heavy saucepan heat the butter, cocoa and ginger ale. Once the butter is melted, whisk in the confectioners’ sugar. Pour the frosting over the gingerbread until it’s spread evenly over the top.
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