Soft Gingerbread

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by puppitypup

Topped with whipped cream, this simple dessert is one of my favorite comfort foods. It's quick enough for a weeknight treat, and tastes even better for left-overs! Originally from Esther Shank's Mennonite cookbook and tweaked a bit by me.

Top Review by breezermom

This is one of the "softest" gingerbreads I've ever made. Not to mention, the smell while it is cooking is out of this world! Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Cream brown sugar and butter thoroughly.
  3. Add eggs and molasses and combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients together.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine boiling water and baking soda.
  6. Add dry ingredients and water/soda to mixing bowl alternately, mixing well with each addition.
  7. Pour into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until done.
  8. Serve with whipped cream on top.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a