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Low Fat Gingerbread Cake

User Rating 4 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Low Fat Gingerbread Cake

Low Fat Gingerbread Cake

Fiona Haynes
Make this easy and delicious low fat gingerbread cake, and your kitchen will be filled with the smells of the holidays. Enjoy a square of gingerbread cake with a little confectioner's sugar sprinkled on top.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon and baking soda in a small bowl. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, buttermilk, oil, molasses and egg. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir well.

Pour into baking pan and bake for 25 minutes.

Cut into 16 squares.

Per square: Calories 128, Calories from Fat 36, total Fat 3.9g (sat 0.3g), Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 55mg, Carbohydrate 21.4, Fiber 0.4g, Protein 1.7g

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 4 out of 5
Tasty!, Member freddieflounder

I liked this recipe a lot. I made a few slight changes and will make one more when I make it again. I used whole wheat white flour and split the sugar between white and brown, doubled the cinnamon, and added a bit more ginger. I love the texture and the molasses flavor is lovely. Next time I will use just a little less sugar, as I don't think it needs all that sweetness. But this is a terrific recipe. I love gingerbread but needed a lower fat/lower WW points version and this is a winner. You'd never know it's a low fat recipe, it tastes great.

8 out of 8 people found this helpful.

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