Ginger Cake Squares with PUR {Giveaway Closed}

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Thank you to PUR® for sponsoring today’s post, any opinions expressed are my own. Ginger Cake Squares- This simple recipe is full of flavor and spice to make the perfect ginger cake. So simple and to be enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee.

Overhead view of Ginger Cake Squares on white plates, silver platter, over a red napkin with a cup of coffee

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PUR. The opinions and text are all mine.

Happy Wednesday!

As we get closer to the holidays, things can get a little hectic this time of the year.

The normal daily routine of life may be a little off and if you are anything like me, then you may also find yourself overindulging on sweets and eating more food because of the many holiday parties. This time of year for me tends to be much more social and is usually centered around food.

One way that I try to make sure I am practicing self-care is by ensuring that I stay hydrated and drink enough water. I try to drink anywhere from 64 to 80 ounces of water a day. Now if you are curious as to how I am able to drink that much water in a day, then I will share with you 5 ways that I make sure that happens:

  1. Start early – I make sure that I begin drinking water shortly after I wake up. I actually try to drink 8 to 16 ounces before I do anything else.
  2. Drink mostly water – That’s right people…I mostly drink water only and will have juice, sports drinks, and soda occasionally. Now I do also love drinking coffee every day and I do not count that in my daily water intake.
  3. Always carry water – Keep water around you at all times throughout the day and you are more likely to drink it.
  4. Set a timer – On busy days, time can get away from me so I set a timer to make sure that I have finished my daily water by a certain time in the evening.
  5. Install the PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System in your home – Great tasting water will also help you to drink more and I have this system in my kitchen, which features PUR MineralClear® filters that filter water over natural minerals for a crisp refreshing taste. I am able to enjoy a convenient, on-demand solution for filtered water right from the tap, and reduce the waste that comes from drinking bottled water. Saving waste and money. Talk about #WINNING.

close-up side view of pur water filter with running water

Try any of these tips to make sure that you remain hydrated during the holidays.

Now good water does not end with making sure that you drink enough of it, but can also be used in your holiday cooking. That’s right…anything from washing vegetables and cooking pasta, to making coffee and adding it to a delicious batch of ginger cake squares all require water.

But since we are talking about this particular recipe for ginger cake squares, it requires 1 cup of boiling water and I rely on my PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System to help me out with that. Plus this system is certified to reduce over 70 contaminants, including 99% lead, 96% mercury, and 92% certain pesticides that can be picked up along the many miles that water has to travel through pipes to get to my house. That is more than any other brand and I trust it not only in this recipe but also to help me make the perfect cup of coffee to serve with these squares.

close-up side view of hand holding kettle under running water

close-up side view of Ginger Cake Squares on wooden board

But wait…there is more…YOU can enter for a chance to win your very own 10 Piece Cookware Set to help you with your holiday cooking AND your very own ‘Year of PUR’ which includes 1 PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System, 1 11-Cup Ultimate Pitcher Filtration System, and replacement filters for each. A $272 gift value! What are you waiting for?!? ENTER this giveaway now! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

close-up side view ginger cake squares on white plates

Ginger Cake Squares

Ginger Cake Squares- This simple recipe is full of flavor and spice to make the perfect ginger cake. So simple and to be enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger cake squares
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 442kcal


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup boiling PUR filtered water
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and position the baking rack to the lower portion of the oven. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, melted butter, molasses, and egg until combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice until combined.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until it comes together. Carefully add the boiling PUR filtered water and whisk until blended. Fold in the chopped candied ginger until evenly distributed.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and place into the oven to bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a rack for 10 to 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cut the cake into 8 even squares and serve warm with a hot cup of coffee. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4.1mg
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side view Ginger Cake Square on white plate

close-up side view hand holding a Ginger Cake Square

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  • Reply
    December 14, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    That ginger cake looks yummy! I try to drink a lot of water during the holidays. The house is always so dry!

    • Reply
      December 30, 2017 at 3:09 PM

      Thank you…I have to really focus on drinking more water during the holiday because it is such a busy time of the year!

  • Reply
    December 16, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    I LOVE the photo with your reflection. We’re thinking lately about water filtration while we renovate our house.
    Also, that ginger cake is AMAZING.

    • Reply
      December 30, 2017 at 3:08 PM

      Thank you! It is so worth it…I love using the PUR faucet filtration system.

  • Reply
    December 17, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    I drink a 24 ounce glass of water every morning when I wake up. It is hard to get into a habit throughout the day, but in the morning it is easy.

    • Reply
      December 30, 2017 at 3:07 PM

      I couldn’t agree with you more! Drinking water first thing in the morning is a must for me!

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    Jillian Too
    December 20, 2017 at 9:36 PM

    I’ve always found that if I keep a glass filled with water nearby, I’m better at drinking it throughout the day and staying hydrated.

    • Reply
      December 30, 2017 at 3:06 PM

      This definitely helps me to drink way more water 🙂

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