Laura Ingalls Wilder's gingerbread from Little House on the Prairie.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's gingerbread, a recipe from the Little House book series, was always served on the writer's birthday, February 7.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup molasses
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspons baking soda
1 cup boiling water
Mix brown sugar, butter and molasses until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Add the sugar/moasses mixture.
While holding measureing cup of boiling water over bowl of batter, add 2 teaspoons baking soda in 1 cup boiling water (Be sure the cup is full of water after the foam has run off into the cake mixture.) Add water to cake.
Mix well and add 2 well-beaten eggs. The mixture will be thin.
Pour batter into bundt pan. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 25-30 minutes. Watch time and remove cake when toothpick inserted comes out clean.
*Raisins may be added to the batter and baked in the gingerbread. Chocolate frosting or a dusting of powdered sugar is a nice topping.