Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread550 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 1 hr
- Ready In: 1 hr 45 min
“This is everyone's holiday favorite, even the busy cook's, because it is so easy to make.” - by Charles
Original recipe yields 1 9-inch square cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
- In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
- In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.
Amount Per Serving (9 total)
- 375 cal
- 11.2 g
- 65.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (550)Rate This Recipe
"This gingerbread, handsdown, is the best I've ever tasted. I doubled the spices, used a whole cup of robust molasses, and added 1/2 cup applesauce. It turned out moist and absolutely delish. I've made..." See more it twice already and even those who swear they hate gingerbread say that this is to die for. Here's a secret idea that I got from a restaurant...Toast a slice in a toaster over then drizzled with caramel sauce (homemade is the best) and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Amazing. I will be making this forever."
"OMG this is probably the BEST cake recipe I've found on this website!! It tasted much better than I expected. I doubled all the spices, replaced half of the butter with applesauce, replaced the mola..." See moressass with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup honey. I will DEFINITELY be making this again! "
"This is really good. I recommend increasing the cinnamon and ginger to at least 2 teaspoons each. I personally like my gingerbread a bit more moist, so I will add a little bit more water next time (..." See moremaybe an additional 2 tablespoons of water). I baked in a springform pan as well (9 1/2 ") and it was really pretty. You can sprinkle powdered sugar over the top for a nice presentation."
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