Grandma Bingham's Amazing Gingerbread Recipe

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Grandma Bingham's Amazing Gingerbread

Susan Moriarity

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@sunnysb

This is a moist, rich, old fashioned gingerbread. The recipe is adapted from a Seattle area friend's recipe. It seems like a lot of spice, but try it once before you cut anything back!


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Rating:

Serves:

16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
agave syrup (or karo corn syrup)
1/2 c
dark molasses
1
egg
3 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
each: ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves
1 c
hot water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Adjust rack to low center. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. (I use Pam baking spray). I also cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan, just to be safe.
2
In large bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar.
3
Add, stirring well agave syrup (or Karo), molasses and egg.
4
In medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, soda and spices.
5
Stir dry ingredients into wet, alternating with hot water.
6
Pour/spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cake springs up when touched in the center.
7
Optional: powdered sugar icing
Mix together 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 T melted butter, 1 T milk, 1 tsp vanilla, and a bit of fresh ground nutmeg if you have it. Spread onto cake while still warm. After icing, let cool for 30 minutes and cut into bars or squares with a sharp knife. (If you don't let it cool some, it may tear when you cut it.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American