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★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Carrie R.
C., SC

Until last year, I had only made gingerbread from the box mix. I decided to try and find a recipe to make from scratch. I failed to make a note of where I got this recipe, but it is really, really good! It has a light texture, rich brown color and has just the right blend of spices to get that great homemade taste. I made this today to send to my Mom for Mother's Day along with some other goodies I know she'll enjoy.

★★★★★ 2
serves 16 sqaures
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For gingerbread

  • 1/2 c
    shortening, i used crisco
  • 1/3 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 2 lg
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 2/3 c

How To Make gingerbread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Grease and flour an 8" square pan. (I use parchment paper to line the pan.)
  • 3
    Cream together the first four ingredients, adding them one ingredient at a time, creaming in between each addition.
  • 4
    Continue creaming the liquid ingredients and start adding the dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with your dry ingredients.
  • 5
    Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. In the photo, along the edges, it looks burned. The edges aren't burned, that's just the rich brown color of this gingerbread.