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

5 5

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

5 5

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

5 5

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