Gingerbread Cake With Lemon Glaze#BakingBloggers

In India  molasses  is known as Kakvi.  Kakvi is the stage before the final process of making jaggery. I have used the store bought molasses . But, you can make this at home with jaggery or fresh sugarcane juice. Will make this soon and post recipe. This is often used as a topping to eat with sweet pancakes or soft chapatti for breakfast. But it's the first time I am using it in baking.  
This Gingerbread Cake With Lemon Glaze was hit at home and also my friends.  

To bake this use a a rectangle pan with height and a small pan so that this will get  a lift.  I used a 8 by 6 inches and 2 inch height  rectangle pan and it was right for this cake.
I loved this month theme of Baking Bloggers.  Let's make this Gingerbread Cake With Lemon Glaze.

Dry Ingredients
1.2/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 Teaspoon Baking soda
½ Cup White sugar
2 Teaspoons Heaped Homemade Ginger powder
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon powder
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
Wet Ingredients

1 Large Egg
1/2 Cup Dark Molasses / Kakvi
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Boiling Water

For the Lemon Glaze

½ Cup Icing Sugar
A Juice of one small lemon
1 Teaspoon Lemon zest


In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients and spices well. 
In a another bowl add the molasses,vegetable oil and egg, whisk well, now  mix in the dry ingredients a little at a time.  It will become a thick batter.  Now add the boiling water and whisk till it forms a smooth and lump free batter.
Pour this into a greased, lined and floured  baking pan and tap it well to remove any air bubbles bake at 180 degrees C for 35 minutes.
As the cake is baking let's make our glaze  
Mix all ingredients in a pan and place it on very low flame to warm it well and sugar dissolves. 
 As soon as the ginger bread is out of the oven 
pour all the lemon glaze and let it cool. Cut into slices and serve with ice cream or whipped cream. We enjoyed just as it is.
This was delicious and yummy.
Labels:  Cakes, Gingerbread, Molases, Kakvi,Homemade Ginger powder, Baking Bloggers, Lemon Glaze

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. Love that you have a recipe for homemade ginger powder!!

  2. This looks so good, I love the idea of the lemon glaze on top.

  3. Gingerbread and lemon together sounds amazing!