Healthy Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Gingerbread cake
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Ratings (24)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
120 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 46mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fill your kitchen with the smells of the holiday season when you bake this healthy gingerbread cake. It's light in fat and calories, rich in flavor, and moist in texture. A square of this healthy gingerbread cake is only 128 calories, so you can be sure you're enjoying an almost guilt-free treat. When the cake has cooled, I like to dust the top with a little confectioners sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon and baking soda in a small bowl.

  3. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, buttermilk, oil, molasses, and egg. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir well.

  4. Pour into baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.

  5. Cut into 16 squares.

Per square: Calories 128, Calories from Fat 36, total Fat 3.9g (sat 0.3g), Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 55mg, Carbohydrate 21.4, Fiber 0.4g, Protein 1.7g