Glazed Gingerbread Cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup mild-flavored molasses
1 cup water
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Crystallized ginger strips (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
2. Stir together flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, baking powder, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
3. Place shortening in another large mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses; beat for 1 minute. Add flour mixture and water alternately to egg mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
4. Bake in preheated…
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