Traditional Gingerbread

Serves: 9
Total Calories: 389


3 cups flour sifted
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger ground
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon ground
1 teaspoon allspice ground
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening solid
2 eggs
1 cup molasses light
3/4 cup water boiling
Sweetened whipped cream or spiced applesauce


Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and baking soda set aside.

In a large mixer bowl at medium speed, beat sugar and shortening until creamy. Beat in eggs, then molasses and water. At low speed, beat in dry ingredients until moistened increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 50 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream or applesauce.

High Altitude Adjustments: At 6,000 feet, no adjustments needed.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 9
Total Calories: 389
Calories from Fat: 104

This Traditional Gingerbread recipe is from the Current Calendars Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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