Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake


Gingerbread Cake is a moist, flavorful cake imbued with rich spices like ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. It’s often enjoyed during the holiday season but is a comforting treat any time of year. This cake is known for its deep, warm flavors and is typically served with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup molasses

1 large egg

1 cup hot water

Optional: Powdered sugar for dusting or whipped cream for serving

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.

In a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth. Add molasses and egg, beating until well combined.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the molasses mixture, alternating with hot water, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar or serve with whipped cream if desired.


For a vegan version, substitute the butter with a plant-based alternative and use a flax egg.

Adjust the amount of spices according to taste preferences.

The cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for longer storage.


Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes

Total Time: 50-55 minutes

Yield: 1 9-inch cake

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cooking: Oven

Diet: Can be adapted for vegan diets

Nutritional Facts (per serving, approximate)

Calories: 320 kcal

Protein: 4 g
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