Skip to main content New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"Traditional gingerbread cake, dusted with confectioners' sugar and garnished with whipped cream"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h servings 359 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with baking spray. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, oil and eggs in large bowl; mix well. Gradually pour molasses into sugar mixture; stir until well blended. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to sugar mixture; beat well. Spread batter evenly in prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before serving. Cut into 12 pieces. Dust with confectioners' sugar and garnish with Reddi-wip.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 359 calories; 14.1 g fat; 56.4 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g protein; 32 mg cholesterol; 353 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar recipes


Read all reviews 6
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

I halved the sugar and used white instead to brown (brown is precious in my part of the world) and the sweetness was just right. A really good cake.

I had one of my students make this cake. He has very,very little cooking experience. He accidentally mixed the buttermilk with the other wet ingredients, so we just gradually added the flour mix...

My husband made this for Christmas dinner, and his family loved it-even those who don't like gingerbread!

Made according to directions and was great.

My wife made it for me, it is awesome, will make it again

Made it for church coffee time. Not a crumb was left and I was told please bring more next time.