If you are a fan of traditional holiday desserts, add this Old Fashioned Gingerbread to your baking list. It’s dense but moist and flavorful. A classic recipe that everyone will love!
Old Fashioned Gingerbread
Making retro from scratch recipes for my family is always fun. Gingerbread is a Christmas favorite, but most have not had the real thing. If you have yet to try it, make this holiday cake this year and start a new tradition.
Gingerbread Cookies are typically the only gingerbread recipe that most have given a try. Real Old Fashioned Gingerbread has the consistency of a dense cake. We serve it with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream. Either option is amazing.
The key to making a perfect Gingerbread is the molasses that you will use. Be sure to purchase an unsulphured version like Grandma’s Brand. I often buy mine at Aldi, and it works perfectly.
The cinnamon and ginger spices add so much flavor. My house always smells wonderful when this Gingerbread Cake is baking in the oven. It’s a cozy scent that your family will love.
As I mentioned, Homemade Gingerbread is dense, so it is heavy, and even a smaller sized piece will be a perfect sized serving. I like to serve when it is still slightly warm. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top makes this cake extra dreamy.
Ingredients to Make Old Fashioned Gingerbread
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Soda
- Ground Ginger
How to Make Old Fashioned Gingerbread
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, heavily grease a 9X9 baking pan. Next, dust the pan with a light coating of flour and set aside.
Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl. Then, beat with a hand mixer until creamy.
Now, add the egg and molasses. Beat again until incorporated. And, set aside.
In another large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
Once combined, slowly add dry ingredient flour mixture to sugar mixture.
Add hot water, stir until blended.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Use a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Old Fashioned Gingerbread
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup Molasses
- 2 1/2 cup Flour
- 2 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground Cloves
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 cup hot Water
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease and flour a 9" square pan.
- In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
- Add egg and molasses to mixture.
- Beat until blended.
- In another bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and baking soda.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to wet mixture stirring regularly.
- Add hot water and stir until smooth.
- Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan before serving.