This is a similar recipe to one my mother and grandmother used to make. The main difference is that you don't need to separate the eggs and whip the whites and then incorporate them into the batter. Makes a denser cake but it tastes the same. A cream cheese icing works just as well. That being said, I was looking for a recipe to use up 4 cups of leftover ground up gingerbread men from Christmas and this worked perfectly! Tastes great even with gingerbread crumbs! I made it in a 9 X 13 pan and baked it for 40-45 minutes.