My son is not big on chocolate fan; however, I did not want to do a boring cake for his Birthday, so I chose to do a spice cake. I confess spice cake is one of my favorite and when you are turning two choosing a cake is not much more then “I want it to look like a car”. In the end he liked the cake very much eating more then the other kids at his party.
3 cups flour
1.5 t. cinnamon
1.5 ground ginger
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup molasses
2/3 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9x1½ inch round baking pans; set aside.
In a bowl combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, powder, soda and set aside
In a large mixing bowl beat butter at medium speed for about 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and eggs; beat for a minute add flour mixture and water, alternating on low until just combined. Divide batter among the 3 pans.
Bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pans, remove cake from pans and cool completely.
I had to adjust for car cake pan so baking time was 70 minutes and I had to multiply recipe by 1.5