Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

This is everyone’s holiday favorite, even the busy cook’s, because it is so easy to make.

prep: 25 mins
cook: 1 hr
total: 1 hr 45 mins
additional: 20 mins
Servings: 9
Yield: 1 9-inch square cake


½ cup white sugar
½ cup butter
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.

Step 2: In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
375 calories; 11.2 g total fat; 48 mg cholesterol; 435 mg sodium. 65.3 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein

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