Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

From Gourmet magazine, with a few added spices of my own. It is very moist and crispy on top! Hopefully someone can enjoy this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F Butter a nine inch square baking pan (I just used a loaf pan).
  2. Whisk together the first seven ingredients (if using ground ready to use ginger) in a large bowl.
  3. With an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together butter, molasses, brown sugar, honey, and ginger (if using fresh) until combined.
  4. Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture until smooth.
  5. Add hot water and mix until combined (batter may appear curdled).
  6. Pour better into pan and bake until a wooden pick or skewer inserted in center comes out clean. usually 35-45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Wonderful! i made this as a cake with cream cheese icing for my mom's birthday- and we all loved it!! For nutrition reasons- i subed the butter with fat free sour cream- and the result was terrific. I agree with Syrinx, the directions don't mention what to do with the eggs- so i also added them to the liquid ingredients. I also reccomend adding the wet ingredients to the dry- makes mixing easier and less messy This one is a definate keeper!!!!

Jenni D February 09, 2010

Much lighter and more cake-like than my usual gingerbread recipes, but very good. This gingerbread has an excellent balance of flavours. There is a slight problem in the recipe, in that the eggs (listed in the ingredients) aren't mentioned in the method, but I just beat them into the creamed butter-sugar-molasses mixture in the usual way, before adding the flour. Would be nice served with custard! Reviewed for Pick A Chef, Fall 2007.

Syrinx October 01, 2007

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