Grammie’s Prize Gingerbread

Sometimes there is nothing better than an old-fashioned recipe! This recipe was a staple in our household and I was so surprised at how much my kids love it! I make it a lot for family parties and always get asked for the recipe. Here we go!


Grammie’s Prize Gingerbread

½ Cup sugar
½ Cup shortening
1 egg
1 Cup molasses
2 ½ Cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
1 Cup boiling water

Cream sugar and shortening


Add beaten egg, molasses, and then dry ingredients



Add hot water last.
Beat until smooth.
This batter is soft but makes a fine cake.


Put in an 8×8 pan at 350degrees for 35 minutes. I bake everything in a bundt pan, or also have a cute gingerbread man pan and silicone moulds. Using these will vary the cooking time. Watch carefully.

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Serve warm with whipped cream!

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