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Peachtree Street Gingerbread Cake

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“Use Aunt Pittypat's Caramel Icing to cover this cake. This recipe comes from the "Gone With The Wind Cook Book - Famous Southern Cooking Recipes". There is a note in the foreward which I love: "Gone With The Wind told of a style of living. as well as a romantic drama, A way of living, playing, and eating that thrilled us all." You can make this as 1 cake, or as 24 cupcakes.”
1hr 20mins
24 cupcakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, soda, spices and salt together.
  2. Cream the butter; gradually add sugar. Cream well.
  3. Add beaten egg and the molasses; blend thoroughly.
  4. Stir in sifted dry ingredients alternating with hot water.
  5. Beat until smooth after each addition.
  6. Pour into a greased 9"x9" shallow pan, and bake at 180C for 45-50 minutes.
  7. OR.
  8. Pour into greased and floured cup cake pans and bake at 190C for 20-30 minutes.

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