Gingerbread Recipe
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Gingerbread

Moist gingerbread cake recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author I Heart Eating

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar* packed
  • 1 cup molasses not blackstrap
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the butter and sugar.
  • Stir in the molasses.
  • Beat in the egg.
  • In a separate medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the molasses mixture until just combined. Batter will be thick.
  • Mix in the hot water.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in pan before serving.

Notes

*If you like your gingerbread sweeter, increase brown sugar to 1 cup. Light or dark brown sugar will work.