Plantation Gingerbread Recipe
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Plantation Gingerbread Recipe

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I like to make this recipe for Christmas. The wonderful aroma of the gingerbread fills the entire house. I am a homemaker and mother of three children.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Additional nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 343 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs; beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the molasses and hot water. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat just until combined.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a chilled small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar, beat until soft peaks form. Serve with gingerbread. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Plantation Gingerbread in Country December/January 1999, p51

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catyd User ID: 5888886 50344
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Very yummy! moist and flavorful."

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 24865
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"Delicious! I'm not even a huge Gingerbread fan and I could have eaten the entire cake myself!"

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