Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fat-free Vegan Gingerbread

I know another cake - you may ask yourself - how can they eat so many cakes...

...well, it's actually an alternative to eating other forms of junk food - this recipe uses only sorghum syrup (but molasses would also do) - it satisfies a sweet tooth without reaching for a candy bar...

The recipe is my basic vinegar cake recipe with the flavorings tweaked for great gingerbread...

Fat-free Vegan Gingerbread

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup molasses or sorghum syrup
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all of the above ingredients and then add

2 teaspoons vinegar - stir in quickly

Bake at 350 F until cake tests done.

Makes 1 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 or 12 cupcakes or bake it in a cast iron skillet for authentic Southern-style Gingerbread with a thick and crispy crust - YUM!


  1. that looks de-lish!

    love, k

  2. I love making healthy baked goods too! In fact, I just baked a batch of Carob Hermits. They're really yummy cookies that are both fat free and sugar free.

  3. Yum! I love gingerbread cookies, but have never had the cake. Will have to try this!

    Lisa :)

  4. MMMM!!! Love that you bake lots too, in my oppinion, baking something sweet is well worth the effort. Us vegans have it tough finding sweets we can consume and even though I do eat lots of sweets, I feel I still eat far less than I did when I was not vegan.

  5. Fat-free, and low fat food at grocery stores with nutritional facts at