This is not a healthy food post, just to warn you.
Everyone has a fat kid inside them. A fat kid is the little voice inside you saying “Hey, eat that thing you shouldn’t eat!” Now, there is nothing wrong with listening to the kid, just don’t listen to him every day. I’ve been ignoring my fat kid for a while now. She’s been wanting cupcakes and brownies for WEEKS. I’ve been ignoring her because I just haven’t felt like baking anything, and none of the pre-packeged stuff didn’t look good either. I finally caved in today because I’ve been staring at a recipe for thumbprint cookies and I’ve been wanting to make a gingerbread cake since Christmas (I literally just had to buy molasses, lazy me!!)
Today I’m going to hang out with Neil and Maureen, and most of the time I bring dessert, so I decided to make little gingerbread cakes with these cute Lego pans they got me for Christmas.
Here’s what you need from the store: (Assuming you have things like flour and sugar)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
- In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
- In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.
With something like this, eat in moderation. It’s fine to indulge, just don’t do it too often. I’ve been overloading on veggies, so one piece of cake isn’t going to kill me. I’m also going to bring it to other people; for me, baking for my friends is one of my favorite things to do. So listen to your inner fat kid, just don’t him take over.