Gingerbread Tea Cake

Gingerbread Tea Cake

2 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This low-calorie cake gets its festive flavor from molasses, cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves. Serve it for dessert at the holidays.

Ingredients 35 servings

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  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar or sugar substitute blend equivalent to ¼ cup sugar (see Tip)
  • 1¼ cups cold water
  • ⅔ cup full-flavor molasses
  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Edible flowers (optional)


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oil and sugar until combined. Add the cold water, molasses and eggs; whisk until combined. Add reserved flour mixture all at once to water mixture, whisking just until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with edible flowers.
  • Tip: If using sugar substitutes, choose Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ¼ cup sugar. If using sugar substitute, bake cake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Nutrition per serving with substitute: Same as below, except 81 calories, 12 g carbohydrate.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 83 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 43 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 20 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 54 mg sodium; 105 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Reviews 2

April 04, 2019
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By: Ally
Just made this, I haven't tasted it yet, but it looks and smells amazing. The cake was surprisingly easy to bake and the cook time was perfect! 100% recommend!
November 28, 2018
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By: Lori
I made this yesterday and it was delicious and my family loved it! I will definitely make this again. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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