Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Lillian Russo

By
@Lilliancooks

This is an easy and delicious dessert! I found the original recipe on a cooking site but changed it to suit my own taste and to make it lower in fat. I also decided to create a spiced drizzle for a topping! This all worked perfectly! This has become one of my favorite desserts because I love the flavor of gingerbread! The photo is my own.


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Rating:

Comments:

Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
dark brown sugar
1/4 c
corn oil
1/4 c
applesauce
1 c
molasses - mild
1 large
egg
2 1/2 c
flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
cinnamon powder
2 tsp
ginger powder
1 tsp
ground cloves
1 c
hot water

~~~SPICED DRIZZLE RECIPE~~~

1/3 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
100% pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp
ground cloves

MIX ALL THE DRIZZLE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER WELL.

THEN DRIZZLE ON COLD CAKES OR COOKIES.

THE DRIZZLE WILL HARDEN AS IT DRIES.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Greased and flour one 9 inch square pan.
2
Cream together the brown sugar, oil and applesauce. Add egg, and beat well. Mix in the molasses.
3
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; add the hot water, and mix well.
4
Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool in pan and serve cold. This tastes much better cold than warm. If you tastes this while its warm the gingerbread flavor is just too intense!
5
***Optional - Top with the spiced drizzle when the gingerbread is completely cooled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy