Grandma Brown's Gingerbread

Grandma Brown's Gingerbread created by Stacky5

Grandma Brown was my great-grandmother on my father's side. I never got to meet her, but I remember my grandma making her gingerbread. Last Christmas, I made a bunch of it up and gave it to my family. Now, I give it to you. Enjoy! Due to feedback, I am adding another comment here...old-fashioned gingerbread is a dense cake. If that is not what you expect from gingerbread, then this recipe is probably not for you.

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30mins
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directions

  • Grease well either a 9 x 13 baking pan or two 9-inch round pans.
  • Cut a piece of parchment or waxed paper to fit bottom of pan.
  • Cream sugar and shortening together.
  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • Add the molasses and boiling water to the sugar and shortening mixture, then slowly add dry ingredients to this mixture; mixing well between each addition.
  • Beat eggs well.
  • Add into mixture last.
  • Pour into prepared pan (s).
  • Bake at 350° or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (it should take 20 minutes, but can take as long as 35 minutes).
  • Best when served warm with fresh whipped cream, but delicious any time.
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"Grandma Brown was my great-grandmother on my father's side. I never got to meet her, but I remember my grandma making her gingerbread. Last Christmas, I made a bunch of it up and gave it to my family. Now, I give it to you. Enjoy! Due to feedback, I am adding another comment here...old-fashioned gingerbread is a dense cake. If that is not what you expect from gingerbread, then this recipe is probably not for you."

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  1. Kats Mom
    Made as directed except I had to substitute butter for the shortening. It came out light and airy and was loved by all at the potluck.
  2. topdog ollie
    Nice moist and flavorful cake. Made a double batch to serve at a party and it was a hit. A nice presentation is to sift confectioner's sugar on top.
  3. AcadiaTwo
    WOW! This recipe was so delicious! Moist and just amazing with whipped cream. Since I'm the only one who likes gingerbread, I made cup cakes and froze most of them for individual servings later on. Made for Sweet December tag.
  4. Julie in TX
    I also increased the ginger. Try this warm with some lemon curd on top. It's delicious. Wonderful recipe. I know I'll be using it again and again.
  5. Lucky in Bayview
    Delicious! Light and moist. I love PKG's idea of using this batter for cupcakes. I'll be making this again. Thanks for posting!
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