Gingerbread Cake Recipes

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Gingerbread Cake Recipes

Gingerbread Cake

   Ingredients required
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
4 tbsp shortening
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons of molasses
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup nuts

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Gingerbread Cake Recipe

   Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, add butter and shortening and work as for pie crust. Remove 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside. Add egg, molasses, cream and soda and nuts to the large amount of crumbs and blend well adding a little water if necessary. Pour into 9 by 9 inch pan and sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake 30 minutes.

Maple Sugar Gingerbread

   Ingredients required
1 egg
1 cup thick maple syrup
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sour milk
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoons soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
rind and juice of one lemon

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Maple Sugar Gingerbread Recipe

   Beat butter to cream, add syrup and lemon. Dissolve soda in 1 tbsp of cold water and stir into sour milk. Add this and the egg well beaten to other ingredients, then the floor. Beat well, pour into a buttered loaf pan or 9 by 13 inch pan. This quantity will make one small loaf or a thin sheet. If baked in a loaf leave in oven 50 minutes, if baked in a sheet, 25 minutes.

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Apple Pound Cake - spiced
Applesauce Cake
Angel Food Cake
Banana Cupcakes
Banana Devil's Food Cake
Bishop's Cake
Black Chocolate Cake
Boiled Raisin Cake
Butter Crumshus Cake'
Carrot Cake
Casserole Cake
Cheese Cake
Chocolate Cake'
Chocolate Chip Cake
Coke Cola Cake
Cream Cake
Crumb Cake
Date Cream Filling
Glorified Gingerbread Cake
Italian Cream Cake
Karithopita Greek Walnut Cake
Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake
Lovelight Banana Chiffon Cake
Maple Sugar Gingerbread
Molasses Layer Cake
Orange Raisin Walnut Cake
Perfect Chocolate Cake
Pineapple Chip Cake
Pound Cake
Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Rhubarb Cake
Rhubarb Crunch
Salad Dressing Chocolate Cake
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Spice Layer Cake
Sunshine Cake
Tomato Soup Cake
Upside Down Cocoa Cake
Walnut Cake
White Fruit Cake
Yum Yum Cake

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup