Nanny Gates Gingerbread Cake

Rita Sullivan


This recipe was handed down to me from my Great Grandmother (see picture). This is the original recipe, I've revised mine a little bit, but mainly because of the lard. I cook it in a 9X11 pan and it NEVER fails for me. Take it out of the oven, split in half and put butter on it and taste a small bit of heaven!!!!!


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15 Min
55 Min


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  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    butter and lard mixed (1/4 each)
  • 1 large
  • 1 c
    molasses (the stronger, the better the outcome)
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    hot water

How to Make Nanny Gates Gingerbread Cake


  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth, pour into greased and floured 9/11 baking pan for approx. 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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