Randy Mayor
8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

To prepare this cake a day ahead, cool completely, wrap it with plastic wrap, and store at room temperature. Frost the cake with whipped topping just before serving.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray; line bottom of pan with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray; set aside.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 4

Place brown sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add the egg, and beat well. Beat in the applesauce and molasses (batter may look slightly curdled). Reduce mixing speed to low. Add one-third of the flour mixture, and beat just until blended. Repeat procedure with remaining flour mixture. Add Guinness stout, and beat just until combined.

Step 5

Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Spread cake with whipped topping. Cut into 8 wedges.

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Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

January 29, 2015
Delish! Like a gingersnap cookie but in cake form. Very moist. Will make again.

sprater1's Review

May 07, 2012
How yummy! My elementary aged children loved it as well as my husband and I. The flavors worked so well with each other. The cake doesn't get much taller than 2" (I used a 8" cake pan).

ButtonsH's Review

November 05, 2010
Was a little worried as it did not seem to rise at all. I checked my ingredients and did not forget anything, but maybe my baking powder was old or something. Hid the fact it did not rise by putting whipped cream on top and everyone still loved it. Served also with some stewed fruit as that always covers up many problems. Flavors great and ginger not too strong. Did with Oktoberfest menu and it all was a big hit. Friends still raving about it.