Our Best Gingerbread

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Nov. 18, 2011


All purpose flour 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs) , sifted
Baking soda 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Vegetable shortening 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (soft)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Egg 1
Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2) Lightly grease 13X9X2-inch layer cake pans.


3) In a bowl, sift together flour, soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.

4) In a large mixer bowl beat shortening with sugar until fluffy.

5) While still beating add in the molasses and egg.

6) Gradually add in flour mixture, half at a time, beating just until blended.

7) Stir in hot water until smooth.

8) Transfer the flour mixture into a baking pan.

9) Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in cakes comes out clean.

10) Place the pan over a wire racks and allow to cool the layers for 10 minutes


11) Using knife loosen the cake around the edges and turn out onto wire rack.

12) Slice the cake into big squares and serve warm or cold, plain or with desired topping

13) Leave in pan to cool on a wire rack, or let cool 10 minutes, then loosen around edge with a knife and turn out onto rack.


14) Cut into big squares; serve warm or cold, plain or with a topper of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3509Calories from Fat 982

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 111 g170.8%

Saturated Fat 27 g135%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 3240 mg135%

Total Carbohydrates 598 g199.3%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44%

Sugars 288 g

Protein 39 g78%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet