Old Fashioned Gingerbread

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Dec. 23, 2013

Lynn demonstrates how to make an Old Fashioned Gingerbread that would be great for the Holidays for a dessert or snack.


Granulated sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , softened
Eggs 1
Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
All purpose flour 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Baking soda 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
Ground cloves 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Confectioners sugar 2 Tablespoon (for sprinkling) (Optional)
Cooking spray 2 Dash
Flour 1/2 Tablespoon (For dusting)



1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease and flour a pan and set aside.


2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.

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

4. Mix together the flour mixture and butter mixture.

5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

6. Allow to cool in pan before serving.


7. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar; slice and serve!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 354Calories from Fat 89

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 325 mg13.54%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 31 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet