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

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30 Min
35 Min


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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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Grease and flour an 8" square pan. (I use parchment paper to line the pan.)
  • 3Cream together the first four ingredients, adding them one ingredient at a time, creaming in between each addition.
  • 4Continue creaming the liquid ingredients and start adding the dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with your dry ingredients.
  • 5Pour 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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