Bourbon-Buttermilk Gingerbread

This just came out of my oven. The whole house smells great. One note about this recipe — it is not a sweet gingerbread. It has very deep flavor and you may want to top it with some whipped cream when eating.

Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup molasses
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 heaping tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons bourbon
½ cup buttermilk

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch cake pan and set aside. Cream butter with the brown sugar. Beat until fluffy, add molasses, then beat in eggs.

2. Add flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.

3. Add bourbon and buttermilk and turn batter into pan.

4. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (check after 20 minutes). Cool on a rack.