Makes: 1 (9-inch) cake (8 to 10 servings)
We know, one doesn’t associate good food from the Big Easy with upstate New York, but Maxie’s Supper Club is one of those places with food that’s capable of transporting you in mere forkfuls. This ginger cake can be thrown together in minutes. It’s so delicious that people will think you’ve been slaving in the kitchen all day.
What to buy: There are various intensities of molasses available, from light to blackstrap. Light (sometimes marketed as mild) tastes best in this recipe.
Game plan: Store-bought whipped cream will work fine for this recipe, or you could make your own.
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