Hot Water Gingerbread Recipe

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Hot Water Gingerbread Recipe
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Hot Water Gingerbread Recipe

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This is a moist, old-fashioned dessert which your family will love!—Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Whipped topping

Directions

Combine flour, sugar, salt, ginger and baking soda; set aside. In a bowl, beat egg, molasses, water and butter until smooth. Gradually add the dry ingredients; beat for 1 minute. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over gingerbread.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting. Top each square with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Hot Water Gingerbread in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 174 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Whipped topping
  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, ginger and baking soda; set aside. In a bowl, beat egg, molasses, water and butter until smooth. Gradually add the dry ingredients; beat for 1 minute. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over gingerbread.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting. Top each square with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Hot Water Gingerbread in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p17

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LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 255533
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"The first chilly day of fall always makes me want to make gingerbread for dessert, and this year is no exception. I love the cinnamon sugar topping on this and the flavor is out of this world. The molasses isn't too strong and since I love ginger, I doubled the amount called for. I also had some fresh ginger so I added about 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger; I told you I love ginger. It came out so well and my family loved it with vanilla ice cream. I had it for breakfast with a cup of coffee and I was a happy camper."

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Susanlittlejohn User ID: 8617827 237370
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"This Is A Very easy and tasty treat. The next time I make it, I'm going to add raisins and walnuts yum!"

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A.Logan User ID: 4951556 41968
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"This was my first time having anything gingery and it was spectacular! I made it around Christmas time and it filled the house with a holiday scent. My family couldnt wait to have a piece. I served it with whipped cream on the side. Be careful with the cinnamon sugar topping.. if you dont watch it it will burn around the sides of your cake. will for sure make over again."

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A.Logan User ID: 4951556 15602
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This was my first time having anything gingery and it was spectacular! I made it around Christmas time and it filled the house with a holiday scent. My family couldnt wait to have a piece. I served it with whipped cream on the side. Be careful with the cinnamon sugar topping.. if you dont watch it it will burn around the sides of your cake. will for sure make over again."

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Doyleenn User ID: 1024234 40132
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"This was a moist dense gingerbread that needed no alteration, however I used minced fresh ginger and served it with lemon sauce. The entire family requested that it be added to the family favorites recipe. Will make it again and again."

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