Apple-Molasses Spice Cake

Apple-Molasses Spice Cake
Con Poulos
Tender apple chunks add texture to this moist, ginger-spiced cake.

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Serves 8
15
minutes
150
minutes

Ingredients

1/2
cup
vegetable oil, plus more for the pan
2
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan
1 1/2
teaspoons
baking soda
1
teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon
ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon
kosher salt
1/2
cup
molasses
1/2
cup
packed light brown sugar
1
large egg
1
tablespoon
grated fresh ginger
2
Granny Smith apples—peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
confectioners’ sugar, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Oil a 9-inch round cake pan, line the bottom with a parchment circle, oil again, and dust with flour, tapping out the excess.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, molasses, brown sugar, egg, ginger, and ½ cup boiling water. Add to the flour mixture and whisk until just combined (do not overmix). Fold in the apples.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely. Before serving, dust with the confectioners’ sugar. 
Dawn Perry
October 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 382
  • Fat 16 g
  • Sat Fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 26 mg
  • Sodium 379 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Carbohydrate 57 g
  • Sugar 28 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Calcium 67 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.