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Gingerbread Loaf

This is a spicy and fragrant gingerbread that is delicious with a generous dollop of whipped cream. This is a recipe from an old Blue Ribbon Cookbook..I made a few changes.


1/2 cup margarine or butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup boiling water


1. Cream margarine and sugar until creamy.
2. Stir in molasses and well beaten eggs.
3. Mix boiling water and baking soda and stir into the molasses mixture.
3. Mix flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Add all at once to the creamed mixture, stirring until well blended.
4. Pour into a well greased loaf pan, which has been lined with parchment paper.
5. Bake at 350ยบ for 50 to 55 min.

Serve warm slices of gingerbread with whipped cream!
I decided to add a little extra 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!