cindy sandberg Recipe

Honey Gingerbread

By cindy sandberg cindyLs

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cindy's Story

I was hungry for gingerbread and didn't have any molasses. I decided to see if I could adapt a recipe and come up with something that still tasted like gingerbread without the molasses. This turned out really good. A purist may miss the molasses, but we didn't! This was dark and fragrant with spices and sweetened perfectly with honey and natural brown sugar! This cake is super moist due to the yogurt in the batter. I've replaced the ap flour with whole grain flours, so, it's pretty healthy, too, as far as treats go!


1/2 c
1/2 c
brown sugar(i use succanat or turbinado)
1 c
plain yogurt
1/4 c
oil(i use light olive, grapeseed or coconut oil)
1 tsp
2 1/2 c
flour(i used a combination of oat flour and spelt flour to make this a whole-grain treat. you could also use ap or a combo of ap and whole wheat.)
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp
optional toppings: whipped cream, powdered sugar, confectioners glaze or caramel glaze(see my caramel applesauce bars for recipe)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375F. Combine the honey, sugar, yogurt, oil and vanilla. In another bowl whisk together the flour(s), baking soda, salt and spices. Add the dry to the wet and mix well. Pour into greased loaf pan or 8 in square pan. Bake 30-45 min. (depending on pan size) until cake tests clean with a toothpick. Cool in pan on wire rack and top with topping of choice. Pictured is caramel glaze with gingerbread man sprinkles!

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Billie Neal WildExpectation
Mar 9, 2013
I will definitely be trying this one!!!! Thank you so much!!!!
Gingerbread always smelled good while my mom was making it for my stepdad, but when it came to the taste buds, it just wouldn't work!!!
cindy sandberg cindyLs
Mar 7, 2013
I hope you like it, Billie. We love it!
Billie Neal WildExpectation
Mar 7, 2013
Thank you so much for posting this recipe Cindy!!! I don't care for molasses and this is the first gingerbread recipe I've seen that didn't have it. I've saved several recipes for gingerbread, thinking that I would tweak them to see if it came out okay with honey, but I always chickened out. Now I don't have to worry about chickening out!!! Yippee!!!!!
Feb 14, 2013 - cindy sandberg shared this recipe with discussion group: Honey Honey...Not Sugar Sugar