Christine Whisenhunt


This recipe comes from my hubby's family. I had not been able to find a gingerbread recipe I liked until I made this. It is SO GOOD! Hubby's grandmother used to make this in a shallow pan. I make it in a glass pan and it comes out more cake like, which I LOVE! If you like gingerbread, I know you're going to love this too! Enjoy!

Note: Photo is borrowed from the internet.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes one pan.
10 Min
35 Min


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  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    hot water

How to Make Gingerbread


  1. Cream shortening and sugar together. Add beaten egg and molasses and mix well. Mix dry ingredients together in a seperate bowl. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Add hot water and mix until smooth. Bake in a greased and floured pan at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

    Note: You can use a shallow baking pan or a glass baking dish. If you prefer a more cake-like result, use a glass baking dish. I use a square glass dish or the smaller size of my rectangular glass dishes. If cooking in a glass dish, you may have to cook it a little longer.

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