Mendenhall Sourdough Gingerbread

Recipe by Julesong

Last summer I enjoyed an Alaskan cruise, and we had a fabulous time at the Mendenhall Glacier. :) Alaska is also well-known for its sourdough... and brought together here is a delicious combination of sourdough and gingerbread. Enjoy!

Top Review by Queen Roachie

Thanks for a great recipe! I made this for my grandmother's birthday, as gingerbread is her favorite, and she loved it, so that makes it a great recipe. I doubled this and cooked it in a 13x9 glad reusable pan, and it filled it to the top. I cooked 30 minutes at 375, then when it wasn't done I lowered the temp to 350 for another 15 minutes and it was perfect. The spices are nice, and a good molasses flavor. Very moist cake, and I'll make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream together the brown sugar and shortening.
  3. Then add molasses and egg, beating continuously; set aside
  4. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and blend into hot water.
  5. Then beat this mixture into creamed mixture.
  6. As the last step, add the sourdough starter slowly, mixing carefully to maintain a bubbly batter.
  7. Pour into lightly buttered and floured 8"x8" baking pan and bake at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until done.
  8. Best served with ice cream or whipped cream while still hot.

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