Gingerbread Cake

 

Ingredients for 12 servings:
1. 1/2 cup brown sugar
2. 1/4 cup butter
3. 1 orange, rind of, grated
4. 1 egg
5. 1 egg white
6. 1 cup applesauce
7. 1/2 cup molasses
8. 1/4 cup gingerroot, grated
9. 1 1/2 cups cake-and-pastry flour
10. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
11. 1 teaspoon baking soda
12. 1 teaspoon baking powder
13. 1/2 teaspoon salt
14. 1/2 lemon, zest of
15. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
16. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
17. 1/3 cup brown sugar
18. 3 large apples, peeled & sliced apples

Directions:
1. In bowl and using electric mixer, beat brown sugar, margarine or butter and orange rind until smooth.
2. Beat in egg and egg white, beating well after each addition.
3. Mix in applesauce, molasses and ginger until smooth. 3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture, beating for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Transfer to 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan. Bake in 350°F (180 oven for 40 minutes or until cake pulls away from sides of pan and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
5. To make the apple topping:
6. In a heavy skillet , combine sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice and cinnamon; cook over medium heat till bubbly.
7. Add apples and cook , stirring often for 5 minutes or till tender. Let cool slightly. Top warm cake with the apple topping.
8. I warmed the left over apple sauce and added a little cinnamon , and pour some over the cake.
9. Serve warm or cold. Makes 12 servings.

Enjoy your meal!

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