Low-Fat Gingerbread Cake


This low-fat cake is made with whole-grain flour and provides both nutrition and that delicious gingerbread taste.


1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry 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


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

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

In a large bowl, stir together sugar, buttermilk, oil, molasses and egg.

Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir well.

Pour into baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.

* Whole-wheat pastry flour can be found in the baking aisle of most supermarkets. It gives the benefit of whole-grain without the heavy taste. Also look for white whole wheat.




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