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Ginger Cake with Raisin Sauce

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“A wonderful combination of brown sugar, molasses, spices, and raisins! I am crazy over a good gingerbread with real whip cream. This sweetened goodness is a bit richer due to the sauce but ooooohhhhh so good!”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
9
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the cake: Mix the first 5 dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Beat Crisco and sugar until well blended.
  3. Add molasses and beat well.
  4. Add eggs one at a time beating well between each one.
  5. Add half of flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Add 1/3 cup of boiling water and mix well.
  7. Add the rest of the dry and mix well.
  8. Add rest of boiling water and mix well.
  9. Pour cake batter in a greased 8X8 baking pan and cook for 35-40 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
  10. For the sauce: Add the warm water and raisins in small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove pan from heat.
  12. In a larger saucepan add the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and vinegar and stir well.
  13. Add the hot raisin mixture and stir well cooking over medium heat for 2-3 minutes as mixture thickens.
  14. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  15. Pour over the cut squares of cake.

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