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Gingerbread Cake Mix Recipe

Gingerbread Cake Mix Recipe

In Columbus Junction, Iowa, Ruth Seitz puts together this mixture so she can bake moist, nicely spiced gingerbread in no time. It's especially handy during the hectic holiday season.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:45 servings


  • 6-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup molasses


  • 1. Combine the first nine ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 5 batches (10 cups total).
  • 2. To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly beat egg, water and molasses. Add 2 cups cake mix; beat until well blended. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 9 servings per batch.
Editor's Note: Contents of mix may settle during storage. When preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 218 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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