Gingerbread Pudding Cake
Gingerbread Pudding Cake Recipe

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Old-fashioned pudding cake makes a come-back as gingerbread with this holiday cake recipe. The perfect ending for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!

30 min
1 hr 10 min


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 cup mild flavor molasses

1 cup water

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/2 cups hot water

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, allspice and nutmeg in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Beat 1/2 cup butter and sugar in another bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Beat at low speed, alternately adding flour mixture with molasses and 1 cup water, beating after each addition just until blended. Pour batter into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan; sprinkle with 3/4 cup brown sugar.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 1 1/2 cups hot water and 1/3 cup melted butter in another bowl; carefully pour over top of batter. (Do not stir.) Bake 40-55 minutes or until gingerbread is cracked on top and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.

Tip #1

This comfort dessert is perfect when served with Pumpkin Ice Cream. To learn how to make this ice cream, click here Pumpkin Ice Cream.


14Fat (mg)
50Cholesterol (mg)
380Sodium (mg)
58Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  November 10, 2014

I make this recipe 2-3 times at least each fall. It's a hit at gatherings or for dessert at home. When I serve it, I flip the piece over so the yummy sauce produced on the bottom during baking is on top. Then I can also catch whatever sauce might still be in the pan for that piece and add it. Other than fresh whipped cream, I also like to serve it with Cinnamon Ice Cream! Delish!

— says Linda
  November 24, 2013

My FAVORITE recipe. So easy to make and extra delicious!

— says Kim
  September 10, 2013

This is excellent! It is a recipe that I will pass down to my kids for sure. It is the only gingerbread recipe that I have ever liked.

— says Mary
  February 21, 2009

I have made this numerous times and have to say it has a wonderful ginger flavour for all gingerbread lovers. Really moist and goes great with vanilla ice cream. You will love this if you like gingerbread cake.

— says MaryAnn
  November 25, 2008

Such a wonderful dessert for Thanksgiving. The aroma was wonderful as it was baking.

— says Elizabeth
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