Ginger Bars (Gingerbread Cake)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 22 mins

These ginger bars are a family favorite. They taste great sprinkled with confectioner's sugar or with a dollop of lemon pudding.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Add eggs; beat well.
  3. Beat in water and molasses.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, and spices; add molasses mixture.
  5. Spread into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes, or until bars are done.
  7. Cool.
  8. Dust with confectioner's sugar.
Most Helpful

Took to a potluck. Brought home empty pan. Always the sign of success.

jagmichigan May 19, 2012

I had lost this recipe, thanks for posting. This is by far the best tasting ginger bars, one of the "oldie but goodie" recipes.

Mary Austin January 13, 2006

These are excellent! Makes a perfect fall dessert or snack.

MicheleE October 21, 2005