Gingerbread Recipe

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Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Shortening/Fat1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Unsulphured molasses1 Cup (16 tbs)
 All purpose flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), sifted
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ginger powder1 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon powder2 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Hot water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 619 Calories from Fat 190

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g33.1%

Saturated Fat 6.2 g31%

Trans Fat 2.2 g

Cholesterol 75.9 mg

Sodium 618.1 mg25.8%

Total Carbohydrates 101 g33.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10.2%

Sugars 48.2 g

Protein 8 g15.3%

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0.76%

Calcium 27.7% Iron 32.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2) Grease the 9 by 9 by 2 inch of baking pan with 1 tablespoon of butter

3) In a bowl, place shortening and sugar.
4) Cream the sugar mixture.
5) Fold molasses into the sugar mixture, until well blended.
6) Beat the egg in the sugar mixture, one at a time.
7) In a bowl, sieve the flour, salt, baking powder, spices and baking soda together.
8) Fold the flour mixture in the sugar mixture alternately with hot water.

9) Pour the flour mixture in the baking pan.
10) Place the pan in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
11) Remove and allow to cool, by placing on a wire rack.

12) Serve as desired.