Gingerbread Cake Mix

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

This makes a nice hostess gift, housewarming gift or even a bridal gift. I put the cake mix in a glass jar with ribbon tied around it. Then put that in a basket along with 9-inch baking dish, jar of molasses, 4 mugs and a bag of fru-fru coffee. Recipe and basket idea are adapted from The Perfect Mix, by Diane Phillips.

Top Review by Grammy Bunny

Nurse Di: This is a life saver...have been wracking my brain trying to come up with a unique bridal shower gift for someone who already has everything! I think that I can safely say she'll love this. Thanks, also, for including the suggested "packaging." This recipe sounds too good not to try it myself; lots of spices,plus sour cream AND heavy on the molasses... perfect! Grammy Bunny

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Transfer mixture to an air-tight container.
  3. Include the following instructions for making Gingerbread Cake: Grease a 9-inch baking dish.
  4. Put 1 container of Gingerbread Cake Mix into a mixing bowl; make a well in the middle of the mixture.
  5. Add in 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup molasses.
  6. Beat on low speed with an electric mixer until the batter comes together.
  7. Gradually add in 1 cup boiling water; stir just until combined.
  8. Pour batter into baking dish and bake in a 350° oven for 35 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  9. Cool and serve with whipped cream.

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