Best-Ever Gingerbread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe produces a high-rising cake that is moist and delicious with or without added embellishments such as whipped cream, lemon sauce, ice cream or a sifting of powdered sugar. From a 1969 "Sunset" Favorite Recipes book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°.
  2. In a bowl, combine sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
  3. Stir in the oil, then the molasses, mixing well.
  4. Mix soda with boiling water and immediately stir into the mixture.
  5. Gradually blend in the flour, to prevent lumping.
  6. Then mix in eggs.
  7. Turn into greased 9 x 13x2-inch pan and bake in a 350° oven about 40-45 minutes.


Most Helpful

I love this gingerbread not only for the taste but for the ease of preparation. I have substituted applesauce for half the oil with excellent results. Thanks for subitting.

waynejohn1234 April 29, 2008

This was wonderful!! It turned out very moist and was high-rising as promised. It was easy to make (I'm not Martha Stewart) and created a minimum of mess. I made Lemon Butter Sauce for Cake #87610 and it was truly the proverbial "Icing On The Cake!" Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice recipe!

Rose is Rose November 05, 2005

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