Grandma's Gingerbread
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Any recipe that includes "Grandma" in the title is sure to be a winner! This gingerbread is moist, is baked like a cake and full of warm spices. Grandma serves it topped with a lemon curd and freshly whipped cream. Lemon and gingerbread are a very refreshing combination!
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 9
  • ½ cup shortening (you may substitute softened butter if desired)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup boiling water
  1. Cream shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat until smooth.
  2. Add dry ingredients to a sifter.
  3. Alternately add sifted dry ingredients and boiling water mixing after each addition.
  4. Bake in greased 9" x 9" pan at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done.
  5. Serve warm!
  6. NOTE: I have never made this gingerbread without having it fall in the middle.I have thought of experimenting with this recipe to "fix" that. However, since it is so tasty I haven't worried about the fallen middle. If you figure it out...let me know!
Recipe by Little Dairy On the Prairie at