Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Spicy, moist cake which is why it is my all time favourite Gingerbread. It came from a Robin Hood Cookbook I got for a wedding shower present.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices in a bowl mixing well to blend.
  2. Cream shortening, sugar and eggs thoroughly.
  3. Add molasses and mix well.
  4. Add dry ingredients to molasses mixture.
  5. Stir in boiling water; mix well.
  6. Pour batter into greased and floured 9-inch square pan.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.


Most Helpful

I love gingerbread and this one sooo gooood !! Nice , dark and gingery . It tasted just like my grammys recipe that she made years ago ! Thanks !

Theresa P October 24, 2003

Delicious! I used Brer Rabbit syrup for the molasses. It was moist and spicy! Thanks for the recipe!

Rose is Rose October 06, 2011

It is delicious. I used very dark Jamaican molasses and so added a little extra sugar after tasting the batter. My house smells good now, also!

Laura.K.Jacobs November 15, 2008

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