Espresso molasses cake

Comforting Espresso Gingerbread Cake Recipe

If you’re in the mood to celebrate, this easy Espresso Gingerbread cake is for you. Moist, with just a hint of coffee flavour, it’s festive and comforting all at once.

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We are of the mind that we don’t celebrate often enough. As a society we’re good with the Hallmark events: birthdays, weddings, graduations, special holidays and the like.

But we think we’re in a bit of a celebration rut, feeling like we need a significant reason or excuse to celebrate, to host a party, to holler “Yippee!”

Espresso molasses cake with cream

If you’re in the mood to celebrate, this is the cake for you. Moist, with just a hint of coffee flavour, it’s festive and comforting all at once. Make it in a bundt pan if you’d like to dress it up a bit. this cake can also be baked in a 9″ x 13″ pan.

If you love a good molasses cake with coffee and may be a bit of chocolate try this spicy ginger cake with molasses and coffee.

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Comforting Espresso Gingerbread Cake Recipe

A moist espresso gingerbread cake recipe with a hint of coffee flavour. Beautifully spiced. Made with yogurt and oil. Festive and comforting.

  • Author: Crosby Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 810 serving(s) 1x
  • Category: Cakes

Ingredients

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  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 5 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup yogurt (Greek yogurt is great) or sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup hot, strong coffee or espresso
  • 1 cup canola or grapeseed oil

Instructions

  1. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt or tube pan (or line a 9″ x 13″ pan with parchment paper)
  2. In a medium bowl stir together  the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl whisk molasses, sugar, yogurt, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Whisk in the hot coffee and the oil.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet and whisk until well combined.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until a tester comes out clean and the cake starts to pull away from the edges of the pan.
  7. Cool in pan 20 minutes then invert onto a plate (carefully).
  8. Dust with icing sugar and serve with cinnamon scented whipped cream.

Notes

Adapted from Bon Appetit magazine

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  • May 10, 2013
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    Josie

    here is a good receipt

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