Quick and easy gingerbread recipe, made with simple ingredients. This old fashioned, classic gingerbread cake is soft, moist, loaded with molasses & spices.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
Add molasses and egg and mix until smooth.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
Add water very carefully and mix until smooth. Don't burn yourself!
Pour batter in a greased and floured square pan (Dimensions 9x9).
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.
Allow it to cool down. Then, cut square slices.
Top off each piece with a swirl of cream cheese frosting or whipped cream and enjoy!