SORGHUM CAKE WITH CINNAMON SAUCE

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Sorghum Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Sorghum Cake is absolutely delicious.  I use sorghum to make this cake but I am sure you could use any kind of molasses you happen to have on hand. Sorghum is a staple in a lot of Southern kitchens and used in many recipes.  It can be hard to find.  You can order it online or get it at most any Amish store.

Sorghum Cake Ingredients Needed:

White sugar

Butter

Egg

Sorghum or Molasses

All-purpose flour

Baking soda

Salt

Ground cinnamon

Ground ginger

Ground cloves

Water

Cinnamon Sauce Ingredients Needed:

Butter

Confectioners sugar

Vanilla

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Water

I will say I think the sauce is a must with this cake. It’s so good and it just takes it to the next level. I like to keep the sauce in a separate container and pour it over each individual slice. It really makes this cake taste great with all the spices in the cake and then the addition of the cinnamon sauce. This cake would be great for any holiday dessert table. You may also like this Hot Water Gingerbread.

This cinnamon sauce would be a great over any gingerbread cake or spice cake.

 

Sorghum Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

 

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Sorghum Cake with Cinnamon Sauce

This delicious cake is always a hit!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Sorghum Cake
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sorghum or molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup hot water

Cinnamon Sauce Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Cream together the sugar and butter or margarine.  Add egg, and beat well.  Mix in molasses.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour into 9 inch sprayed pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

Cinnamon Sauce Instructions

  • Melt butter in saucepan on stove.  Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.  Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.  Cool and pour over individual servings of cake.

Notes

The sauce I put over this cake can be used over any kind of cake or gingerbread. 

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