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Grandma's Gingerbread

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!
Course cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Author Amy


  • 1/2 cup shortening you may substitute softened butter if desired
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • Cream shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat until smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients to a sifter.
  • Alternately add sifted dry ingredients and boiling water mixing after each addition.
  • Bake in greased 9" x 9" pan at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done.
  • Serve warm!
  • 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!