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.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon clove
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, well beaten
- Set oven to 350°.
- In a bowl, combine sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
- Stir in the oil, then the molasses, mixing well.
- Mix soda with boiling water and immediately stir into the mixture.
- Gradually blend in the flour, to prevent lumping.
- Then mix in eggs.
- Turn into greased 9 x 13x2-inch pan and bake in a 350° oven about 40-45 minutes.
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.
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!