Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Delicious, warm and beautifully spiced gingerbread pudding cakes. Bake as individual pudding cakes or as one large pudding. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
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  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 large egg (beat egg, then use half)
  • 1/2 cup mild molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted


  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, allspice and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • Place 4-6 small ramekins or 8-inch baking dish on a baking sheet and grease or spray with baking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup molasses. Stir well and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl with an electric mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and beat until mixed. Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture alternately with the molasses mixture. Mix just until blended.
  • Divide batter between ramekins (or add to baking dish), filling ramekins no more than 1/2 full with batter. Sprinkle with brown sugar (dividing the 6 Tbsp. between your dishes). Combine hot water with melted butter and stir well. Carefully pour over top, dividing between ramekins or adding all to one baking dish. Allow 1/2-3/4 inch clearance at the top of the dish.
  • Bake in preheated oven until firm and cracked on top and a toothpick inserted in the top half of cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.


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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 454mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.7mg