Aunt Nell's Gingerbread
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Aunt Nell's Gingerbread

Gingerbread cake flavored with dark, spicy molasses is simply topped with a dollop of whipped cream for the perfect holiday dessert.

20 min
45 min


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup light molasses

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients except whipped cream in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour batter into greased 8- or 9-inch square baking pan. Bake 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  4. STEP 4

    Cut into squares. Serve warm with sweetened whipped cream.


5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
190Sodium (mg)
36Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  June 15, 2016

I loved the recipe it was really moist but I did use dark molasses and that is my favorite. I put them in little mini muffin pans too! WOW, be careful you don't realize how many you eat until you walk by and there aren't many left.

— says Bea
  November 08, 2015

Excellent recipe. I made it a year ago and we really liked it. The only change I made was to use a teaspoon of each of cinnamon and ginger. I made it again today - my favorite gingerbread recipe!

— says Jane F.
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