Carrie R.


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 votes

16 sqaures
30 Min
35 Min


  • 1/2 c
    shortening, i used crisco
  • 1/3 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 2 large
  • 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.

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