Dark Gingerbread with Maple Whipped Cream

Super moist and features two types of ginger.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9-inch cake



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • cup dark brown sugar, packed

  • cup dark corn syrup

  • cup molasses

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup hot water

  • ¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger

Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch round or square pan and line bottom with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.

  3. Beat butter and brown sugar together in another large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add corn syrup, molasses, and egg; beat until smooth. Pour in hot water slowly while continuing to beat. Add flour mixture gradually, mixing until batter is well-blended and smooth. Stir in crystallized ginger. Pour batter into the pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan, about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and carefully invert onto a wire rack. Cut into wedges or squares.

  5. Whip heavy cream and maple syrup together in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Serve whipped cream topping with cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
23g Fat
55g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 365mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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