Old Fashioned Gingerbread

1
Lillian Russo

By
@Lilliancooks

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    corn oil
  • 1/4 c
    applesauce
  • 1 c
    molasses - mild
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 2 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 c
    hot water
  • ~~~SPICED DRIZZLE RECIPE~~~

  • 1/3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • MIX ALL THE DRIZZLE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER WELL.

  • THEN DRIZZLE ON COLD CAKES OR COOKIES.

  • THE DRIZZLE WILL HARDEN AS IT DRIES.

How to Make Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Greased and flour one 9 inch square pan.
  2. Cream together the brown sugar, oil and applesauce. Add egg, and beat well. Mix in the molasses.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; add the hot water, and mix well.
  4. Pour 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.

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About Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Course/Dish: Cakes, Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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