Microwave Gingerbread Cake

    40 minutes

    A microwave cake version of Gingerbread

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    Serves: 12 

    • 125g butter
    • 1/2 cup (90g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) molasses (or golden syrup)
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bi carb soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
    • Lemon Sauce
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1 cup (250ml) warm water
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
    • 1 lemon, juiced

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cream 1/4 of the butter and the brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg and molasses.
    2. Mix flour with cinnamon, ginger and bi carb soda. Add to creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Pour batter into 20cm microwave safe glass dish.
    3. Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes on medium. Rotate 4 times while cooking. Microwave 2 to 3 minutes on high. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Serve warm or cold with Lemon Sauce.
    4. To Make Lemon Sauce: Combine the white sugar and cornflour. Stir until well mixed; add water. Microwave 2 to 3 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds until mixture has thickened and boiled for 30 seconds. Watch carefully so that it does not boil over. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Serve warm or cold.

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    definitely better to make gingerbread in a oven, the old-fashioned way.  -  21 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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