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Apple Butter Ginger Cake

  • 6


  • 1 3/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp soft butter
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 C apple butter (or applesauce)
  • 2/3 C buttermilk (or plain yogurt)
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 C heavy cream, beaten until stiff peaks form


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.

On a piece of waxed paper or in a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cloves, and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until blended well. Beat in egg, then apple butter and buttermilk. Add dry ingredients and stir to blend well. Pour into greased baking pan and bake about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool, then dust with powdered sugar. Serve with unsweetened whipped cream. Serves 6.

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