Sunday, 11 December 2016

La Kitchenette Souris: Old Fashioned Gingerbread

This Gingerbread is absolutely delicious & super easy!
A great cake for beginners! 

Not to mention, it is a wonderful Christmas treat & smells lovely while baking. ♥

I serve it warm with fresh Whipped Cream, but you could serve it with ice cream or a form of pudding or even fruit. Up to you! 

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

1/2 cup shortening, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup light (or cooking) molasses
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water, boiling

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease & lightly flour a 8 inch square baking pan.

Cream shortening & sugar until light.
Add egg & molasses & beat thoroughly.

In another bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, ginger & cinnamon.

Bring water to a boil & add alternately with flour mixture to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  1. There's no better Christmas classic to bake for the holidays! Love how easy this recipe is! And it must make your home smell amazing!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  2. LOVE gingerbread, both the cake and cookies :)