Old Fashioned Gingerbread

December 17, 2012

This Old Fashioned Gingerbread recipe is perfect for the holidays. The delicious scent of cinnamon and ginger will fill your home and it’s warm, moist taste will be sure to have you going back for more. It only lasts a couple of days in my house! The recipe is just right on it’s own but if you want to add even more flavor to it, try mixing in some slivered almonds or raisins.

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup molasses (Don’t have this on hand? Try substituting 3/4 cup brown sugar)
3/4 cup hot water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg

Heat oven to 325ºF. Grease and flour bottom and sides of square pan, 9x9x2 inches (or use standard loaf pan).
In a large bowl throughly mix all ingredients until smooth. Pour into pan.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or cool.

Full recipe can be found here:

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  • Reply Erin Penor December 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    This looks delicious! I love gingerbread. New follower stopping by from Totally Tasty Tuesdays:)

  • Reply Peace Love Organic Mommy December 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm


  • Reply Sandra Watts February 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I think it looks good. Love gingerbread anyway you make it. :)

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