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Gingerbread Cake - Recipe

A very moist, rich, flavorful cake with ginger and molasses.
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Gingerbread Cake Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Grease and flour 9-inch square pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar together. Add egg and stir in molasses and water.
  • Stir dry ingredients together, add to liquid mixture, and combine until smooth. Pour into prepared pan, bake 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm or cold. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Container: 9-inch square pan
Servings: 8
-1/2 cup shortening or butter
-1/4 cup sugar
-1 egg
-1 cup molasses
-1 cup very hot water
-2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
-1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
-2 teaspoons orange zest (optional)
- garnish with whipped topping, if desired