This is an easy and delicious dessert! I found the original recipe on a cooking site but changed it to suit my own taste and to make it lower in fat. I also decided to create a spiced drizzle for a topping! This all worked perfectly! This has become one of my favorite desserts because I love the flavor of gingerbread! The photo is my own.
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Greased and flour one 9 inch square pan.
2Cream together the brown sugar, oil and applesauce. Add egg, and beat well. Mix in the molasses.
3Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; add the hot water, and mix well.
4Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool in pan and serve cold. This tastes much better cold than warm. If you tastes this while its warm the gingerbread flavor is just too intense!
5***Optional - Top with the spiced drizzle when the gingerbread is completely cooled.