Easy Gingerbread Recipe (Gingerbread Cake Recipe)
5 from 3 votes

Gingerbread Recipe (Gingerbread Cake)

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Quick and easy gingerbread recipe, made with simple ingredients. This old fashioned, classic gingerbread cake is soft, moist, loaded with molasses & spices.

Servings: 12 Slices
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Molasses Unsulphered
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 2.5 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves powder
  • 1 cup Water Boiling hot
  • 1 cup Cream cheese frosting Or whipped cream


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

  2. Add molasses and egg and mix until smooth. 

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. 

  4. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. 

  5. Add water very carefully and mix until smooth. Don't burn yourself!

  6. Pour batter in a greased and floured square pan (Dimensions 9x9). 

  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean. 

  8. Allow it to cool down. Then, cut square slices.

  9. Top off each piece with a swirl of cream cheese frosting or whipped cream and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Recipe (Gingerbread Cake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 298mg 12%
Potassium 470mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Sugars 47g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 5.1%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 15.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.