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Gingerbread I

"Gingerbread is an old-fashioned, warm, and spicy treat you can make easily at home with this recipe."
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Ingredients

servings 211 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 8x8 inch square)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour one 8 inch square baking pan.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add the egg and molasses and beat thoroughly.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon.
  4. Bring water to a boil and add alternately with flour mixture to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 211 calories; 9.1 g fat; 30.6 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 236 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is the exact recipe I've used to make gingerbread for years. I've tried other recipes, but keep coming back to this one - it's my idea of perfect gingerbread. It's easy to make, with ingred...

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I checked the cake at 25 minutes and it was done. Maybe over-done? It is a touch dry. After cooling, when I cut into the cake, it was downright crumbly. I covered it overnight and now it holds...

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This is the exact recipe I've used to make gingerbread for years. I've tried other recipes, but keep coming back to this one - it's my idea of perfect gingerbread. It's easy to make, with ingred...

Perfectly moist and light and fluffy and wonderful with a slightly chewy crust (I like the corners). The kids all raved on this. I added twice the ginger as I like it that way. Really a lot b...

I doubled this and made some for my 96 year old Kentucky Granny. She loved it. And she has been cooking for 80 years, her approval is not given to just any ole dish. I added a lil' bit more ging...

I just follow the cooking instructions and this cake turned out perfect.....just like my gramma used to make!!!!!!!

YUM,YUM,YUM! Perfect recipe. Quick, easy, delicious. I doubled the spices and used regular molasses. Sifted powdered sugar over the top while still warm. It's a HIT!

I had a spur of the moment christmas feeling, and needed a gingerbread cake, and this was the most compatable recipe I found- I substituted the water for orange juice, and both molasses and whit...

I really enjoyed this cake. It was easy to make with ingredients I had on hand. I used regular molassas instead of light. It turned out wonderful!

I love this recipe! I used softened butter instead of shortening, and I doubled all the spices and did a little extra baking soda. Also, I added about a half of a teaspoon of ground cloves.

Good stuff (with my modifications). I doubled the ginger and cinnamon, added a half-teaspoon of nutmeg and a quarter-teaspoon of cayenne, substituted hot brewed coffee for the water, and sprink...