Old Fashioned Gingerbread With Molasses Whipped Cream

Recipe by grandma2969

this is a dark dense gingerbread..makes your entire house smell yummy

Top Review by pies and cakes and

This recipe is confusing. It tasted ok, but the texture was a bit dry. I probably overbaked it. 45 minutes was way too long, and even at 35, it was dry. Also didn't understand the orange zest and ginger at the end. Assume it was a garnish, but it wasn't specified. The directions need a definite correction, as the sugar isn't even mentioned in them. New bakers could end up with quite an interesting cake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 350*.
  2. butter and flour 11 x7 metal baking pan.
  3. using electric mixer, beat 1 cup butter in large bowl, until blended.
  4. beat in 3/4 cup molasses -- then eggs, one at a time, sift in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.beat until blended.
  5. beat in 1/4 cup cream, then 3/4 cup boiling water.
  6. transfer to prepared pan.
  7. bake cake until tester inserted near the center comes out clean.about 45 minutes.
  8. cool cake in pan on rack.till completely cooled.
  9. beat 1 1/4 cups cream and 1 tbls sugar until peaks form.
  10. fold in 2tbls molasses until streaks appear.do not overmix.
  11. cut cake into slices.transfer to plates.
  12. serve with molasses whipped cream'.

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