Old-fashioned ginger bread cake

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I love the scent of spices in the air when the air gets a bit of a chill. To me it says fall. Old-fashioned gingerbread is easy to make and tastes like autumn, especially if you it eat it warm with a glass of real sweet cider. You can also add a little whipped cream, fruit, or vanilla ice cream. It is so good I like it plain and warm. This is a very old dessert.

Heat your oven to 350F

Spray a 9-inch round pan with baking spray or lightly butter and flour. Be sure to get the sides.

In a food processor or mixer:

Cream together:

4 ounces (1 stick) butter

½ cup light or dark brown sugar

Then add:

½ cup light molasses

Sift together:

2 large eggs

1½ cups all-purpose flour (Soft flour like White Lily add 2 Tbsp. more)

½ tsp. baking soda

2 Tbsp.  ground ginger, or to taste

2 tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground cloves

¼ tsp. ground allspice

Add alternating with milk and brandy

1 Tbsp. brandy or a good whisky or vanilla extract, if you don’t keep alcohol

½ cup milk and 2 tsp. cider vinegar and let it sit a minute

Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean