Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake

With the holidays coming up fast, have you started looking for cake ideas to try out for Christmas? If you have but still couldn’t find a good one then maybe you’d want to try this Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake.

Yes, we’re talking gingerbread, the actual cake and not the one that you can build into a house. Interested? Read the following to know how you can make this classic baked treat that is just perfect for the holidays!


  • 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 2/3 cup of milk-flavored molasses
  • 2/3 cup of boiling water
  • 2/3 cup of dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves


  1. First, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Next, get a 9-inch square pan and grease it with a regular nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Flour it after and then set aside.
  4. Whisk your baking soda, all-purpose flour, baking soda, ginger, salt, cloves, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside after.
  5. Get a large bowl and whisk together your melted butter, brown sugar, boiling water, and molasses in it. Once the mixture cools down to a lukewarm temperature, it’s time to whisk the egg in.
  6. Combine all of your ingredients by adding your dry mixture into the wet one and whisking them together until you get a smooth texture.
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and pop it in the oven where it should bake for 35 minutes. Make sure to insert a toothpick at the center to see if the cake is ready.
  8. Once the gingerbread cake is baked, take it out of the oven and place the pan on top of a wire rack so it can cool down a bit.
  9. The gingerbread cake is best served warm, so once you feel like the temperature is bearable, you can cut it into squares, lightly dust it with powdered sugar, and serve.


Note: Total cook time needed to make this gingerbread cake is 50 minutes (35 min cook + 15 mini prep) and can yield up to 16 slices.

Source: https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/gingerbread-cake.html