Gingerbread is a great dessert for the holidays. I love the spices in gingerbread. This is an old recipe from my grandmother that is extremely moist and tasty. A great crowd pleaser on a cold winters night.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup dark molasses
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp soda
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash of salt
- whipped cream to serve with cake
Preheat oven to 350°
Measure all ingredients except the whipped cream into a large mixing bowl. Blend on a low speed for about 1 minute making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
Beat on a higher speed scraping occasionally. The mixture should be very light and airy when you are doing mixing.
Pour into a greased pan.
Bake for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve warm with whipped cream on top.