Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread


"This is everyone's holiday favorite, even the busy cooks, because it is so easy to make."


servings 211 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 245 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Greased and flour one 9 inch square pan.
  2. Cream together the sugar and butter or margarine. Add egg, and beat well. Mix in the molasses.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; add the hot water, and mix well.
  4. Pour batter into pan and bake for one hour. Allow to cool in pan and serve.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 124 Ratings


This is a very dense gingerbread, just what I was looking for. The only thing I changed was I increased the spices a bit as we like things a bit spicer. I found this recipe to be plenty moist ...

Made this nostalgic gingerbread for a gathering of 35 home school kids. Out of the 35 only three didn't care for it. Since molasses has a rather strong taste I was a bit surprised that so many k...

I changed the cinnamon and ginger to 2 tsp. and the cloves to 1 tsp. Flavor is excellent but next time I will add 1/2 c. applesauce to add a little moisture. Will definitely make again.

The aroma alone is well worth 5 stars. I used Splenda, added 1/2 cup applesauce and doubled the spices. I used a 9" square baking pan, oven temp set at 350 and the gingerbread was perfecttly don...

This was a fantastic recipe. Followed it to a tee except went heavy on ginger...1 tablespoon. Added a little extra of the other spices too. We like it spicy!! Added a teaspoon of nutmeg! Wo...

Delicious and easy. I used 1/2 cup of canola oil in place of the butter and it was great.

I thought this was delicious. I doubled the spices and took it out of the oven 5 minutes early (usually they are more moist that way). I would try adding applesauce to give it more moisture. ...

Loved this. Delicious, moist and easy to make. Will be making this again soon. 1 hr baking time is to long. Mine was done in 40 mins. (good thing i checked on it!) it would have been overbaked a...

I don't normally rate recipes, but felt compelled to grade this one.. 'cause, honestly, it was like trying to eat a molasses brick. Despite following the recipe exactly and cooking in a properly...