Thursday, October 21, 2010


On Sunday I wanted something old-fashioned and says Fall - to me nothing fills the bill more the a good gingerbread. I found a recipe on All-recipes and then changed it to my taste....hope you will enjoy.


1/2 c Dk Brown Sugar
1/2 c Butter
1 egg (room temp)
3/4 c molasses ( thats what I had)
2 1/4 all purpose flour
1 1/2 t Baking soda
1 t Cinnamon
1 t ground ginger
1/t ground cloves
5 or 6 grates of a nutmeg
1/2 t salt
1 c hot milk
5 T chopped crystallized ginger

Directions -

1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x8 inch square pan

2 - In a large bowl cream together sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and then mix in the molasses.

3 - In another bowl sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. With mixer on low blend the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot milk. Stir in the crystallized ginger, I mixed a little of the flour into the chopped pieces so that they wouldn't all sink to the bottom of the pan. Pour into the prepared pan.

4 - Bake about an hour in the preheated oven. Start checking at about 45 mins with a toothpick inserted in the middle, the cake is done when it comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan. Serve with whipped cream, frost or don't, whatever you prefer.

I like this recipe as the cake is very fragrant and delicious with coffee. I made a quick butter frosting that included more chopped crystallized ginger and lemon - why make a cake if it you ain't gonna frost it?? I always say!!

......ready for a cup of coffee!!


  1. Oh... this looks good! I was going to suggest to your readers to add little molasses if they didn't have any dark brown suger on hand. Then I read the recipe calls for it! :) This really does speak Fall. And yes; I'm ready for a cup of coffee. I'm drinking one right now!

  2. I can smell that gingerbread all the way here.

  3. Fab blog , of course. Made the trip and it was worthwhile!

  4. Mmmm yum. Molasses??? Is that similar to Black Treacle?