GINGER BREAD CAKE
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp each of ground cinnamon, and ground ginger
3/4 tsp each of baking soda, and baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp each of cloves, allspice, and nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1/2 cup butter room temperature
3/4 cup fancy molasses
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk, soured or butter milk*
1) Pre heat oven to 350F (180C), butter a 9 inch cake pan, line the bottom with parchment paper.
2) In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Then cut the butter into the dry ingredients, and then work the butter into the dry ingredients using your hands. Alternately you can soften the butter and mix it with the liquid
3) Crack egg into bowl, add molasses and vanilla, whisk together then add milk and whisk. Pour over dry ingredients and stir just until mixed. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until tester come out clean.
* To sour milk add 1 tbl spoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of room temperature milk.