Oh man, y’all. Caramel and gingerbread aren’t things that I’d typically pair together but this torte? This torte is pretty fantastic.

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This torte is rich and moist and one of my favorite gingerbread treats ever. It’s just a bit spicy thanks to the cinnamon and ginger so it works perfectly with the super sweet caramel. It’s also incredibly simple to make and looks really impressive.

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Gingerbread Torte with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup light molasses
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup boiling water
For the Caramel Sauce
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter
1/2 cupwhipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cream softened butter with sugar. Add egg and molasses; beat well.
  2. Combine: flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to molasses mixture alternately with boiling water. Beat after each addition.
  3. Pour into a buttered 9-inch round spring form pan or cake pan. Bake 30 minutes or until top is browned and springs back when lightly pressed. Serve warm.
  4. To make the caramel sauce:
  5. Melt and stir butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in whipping cream and stir until sugar is dissolved and sauce is smooth, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly. Drizzle over slices of the torte before serving.
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