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Gingerbread Loaf

This is a spicy and fragrant gingerbread that is delicious with a generous dollop of whipped cream. This recipe is from an old Blue Ribbon Cookbook. I made a few changes.
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
1. Cream butter and sugar until creamy.
2. Stir in well beaten eggs and molasses.
3. Stir boiling water and baking soda together and stir into the egg and molasses mixture.
3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add all at once to the creamed mixture, stirring until well blended.
4. Pour into a greased loaf pan, which has been lined with parchment paper.
5. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 50 to 55 minutes.
6. Serve warm slices of gingerbread with whipped cream.

I decided to add a little extra goodness and topped off my serving with slices of canned peaches and toasted sliced almonds. Scrumptious.


  1. This looks so good. I'm going to make this today; especially since we are due for thunderstorms - I'll feed my cattle, then hunker down with this! (only I won't use margarine ever, so hope butter will suffice!)

  2. Mmmmmm! LOOKS SOOO YUMMY!

    Blessings! Tessa

  3. Why wouldn't this work for breakfast? (smiling)

  4. That looks so yummy!
    I agree with Lovella, I think breakfast is a fantastic time to eat that. :)

  5. I could have some right now with a cold glass of milk.

  6. Thanks so much for this recipe. My daughter and I made a gingerbread recipe that was more of a sheet cake...I can't wait to try a ginger "bread". I bet we love it.

  7. I always serve gingerbread with whipped cream, sliced bananas, and drizzle of homemade caramel. I think I'll try your recipe tomorrow. Yummy!

  8. Betty, the minute I saw this recipe I knew it had to be from you! Do you have any idea how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE gingerbread. I am crazy mad for it. For years, my favorite has been the recipe on the back of the Grandma's Molasses jar, but now I'm thinking it may be okay to try a new recipe and of course it's going to be yours. I have all the ingredients so if time allows, I'll be enjoying this this coming Sunday.

  9. i eat gingerbread with my chili...i couldn't find my recipe so i'm using yours. Instead of nutmeg I'm using cloves. Thanks!


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