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Sunday, December 23, 2012


There is something so Christmas-y about gingerbread. The smell of it baking says the holiday's are near. I really don't have too many memories of eating it while growing up. I'm not sure if my family didn't like it or if they just chose other desserts? Either way, as an adult, I love it and enjoy sharing this with my family and friends. This recipe pairs well with Caramel Sauce or Lemon Sauce. It's also fantastic by itself! Enjoy!


Printable recipe
Yield: 9 servings

Shortening for greasing pan 
Flour for dusting pan

For the Gingerbread:
2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup shortening
⅓ cup sugar
1 cup molasses
¾ cup hot water
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¾ tsp. salt
1 large egg

Caramel Sauce or Lemon Sauce, if desired

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour the bottom and sides of a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Beat all of the gingerbread ingredients with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl. Continue to mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center tests clean. Serve with Caramel or Lemon Sauce, if desired.

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  1. Ya know, I've never made gingerbread. Makes me feel kinda Scrooge-ish. Sounds perfect with caramel sauce.
    Thanks for linking!

  2. I love your recipes. They are so delicious and easy to make. Can't wait to make this gingerbread.

  3. We love gingerbread! This recipe sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing it at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. Ooh this sounds delicious!! I just read your mini about below your photo on the right...I was homeschooled all the way up to high school graduation! :) I also love to cook & bake and share a lot of family friendly recipes on Blue Eyed Beauty Blog (my blog). I cannot stand store bought foods and make almost everything I eat from scratch!

    Visiting via Adorned From Above Wednesday Link Party!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
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  5. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  6. I have yet to get around to making anything that contains ginger. Surprising, since I love to bake. This looks fantastic. I'm reconsidering the ginger thing right now.

    Make It Or Fix It Yourself!

  7. I love ginger bread cookies, so I bet I'd be all over this cake! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday, this week.

  8. I think I have made gingerbread cake once in the past. I never had it growing up, we always had English Christmas Cake (which I cannot stand by the way). It looks really delicious Jamie. I think I should make it again soon. :)

  9. That looks terrific. I cannot wait to make this one for my family. Delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

  10. I've never made gingerbread before-your caramel sauce on top sounds great!! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  11. It's always great to have another gingerbread recipe on hand during the holidays. I'll have to try this one with the Caramel Sauce. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  12. Hi Jamie! Your Gingerbread is one of the Top Features from last week's Sweet Wednesday Link Party! Congratulations and stop by to grab a featured button:

    Also, this post is pinned to my Features from Sweet Wednesday Link Party board too:

    Thanks so much for linking up, I appreciate you!


  13. Hi Jamie,
    Amazing recipe. I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above


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