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Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

Try your hand at this timeless classic, and you'll see why gingerbread has endured as a favorite recipe for centuries.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Stir flour, baking powder, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  3. Beat butter, sugar and molasses in large bowl.
  4. Mix in egg.
  5. Add flour mixture alternately with water, stirring just until blended.
  6. Pour into greased 9-inch square baking pan.
  7. Bake 40 minutes.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
  9. Invert cake onto wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

Recipe and photo credit: McCormick. logo


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