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favorite gingerbread loaf & gingerbread topping

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

This is my all time favorite Gingerbread, and my Grams recipe. So moist and flavorful, it's hard not to keep picking at it. The topping I serve on the side is delicious as well... Recipe can be halved as well. Enjoy!

(3 ratings)
yield 2 Loaves
prep time 10 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For favorite gingerbread loaf & gingerbread topping

  • 2 1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    each - ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    each, sugar - baking molasses & vegetable oil
  • 3
  • 1 c
  • 1 - 4
    serving, instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 - 8 oz
    cool whip

How To Make favorite gingerbread loaf & gingerbread topping

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degree F. Spray 2 - 9 inch glass loaf pans with Bakers Joy or grease and flour. I never used anything but glass with this particular cake, my Gram never said why not to use metal. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and spices. Set aside.
  • 2
    In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil and molasses until smooth.
  • 3
    Alternating flour with buttermilk, combine the flour mixture into the molasses mixture.
  • 4
    Blend well and pour into prepared dishes. Bake for 55 minutes, not opening door as they bake, can make them fall. Test with a pick in center of cake to see if done.
  • 5
    I make a gingerbread topping to serve along side of this yummy cake. Can just sprinkle with powdered sugar or glaze if you prefer.
  • 6
    Here is the topping: In a bowl, whisk milk, pudding mix and spices for 2 minutes or until thickened. Fold in whipped topping. Keep refrigerated between uses. Delish!