This cake is real quick to make and so moist it doesn't need any icing.  Just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the cooled cake.
Plan Ahead Note: butter needs to be softened and the egg should be room temperature.
Course Dessert
Servings 9 pieces of cake


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • cup molasses
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of an electric mixer for 2 minutes.       Pour into a lightly greased 8" square baking pan.  
  • Add juice, molasses, and egg and beat for one minute.
  •  In a small bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Lightly whisk to combine.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until well combined.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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