Ginger Cake

Adapted from Joy of Cooking
Yield: 1 8x8 square pan, or 9 2.5-inch squares
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1/3 cup finely minced ginger
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, leaving a slight overhang on all sides.
  3. In a small pot, combine butter and water and heat until butter is melted.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, molasses, honey, and egg. Add ginger and whisk to combine.
  5. Whisk butter mixture into molasses mixture.
  6. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to molasses mixture and stir in just until smooth.
  7. Scrape batter into pan and bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. 
  8. Cool completely.