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Gingerbread Cake with Pudding Sauce




  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup light molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups flour

Pudding Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum or brandy extract
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Cake: Cream sugar and butter; add boiling water.
  2. Add eggs; whip up well.
  3. Add molasses, salt, flour, baking soda and spices.
  4. Bake in an 8-inch square pan at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  5. Cut into squares and serve with ice cream or Pudding Sauce.
  6. Pudding Sauce: Melt butter; add cornstarch and blend.
  7. Add sugar and boiling water. Cook until no taste of starch remains.
  8. Remove from heat and add extract.


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