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Hot Water Gingerbread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

9 servings

This is a moist, old-fashioned dessert which your family will love!—Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan

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

  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 in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting. Top each square with whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • Kelly
    Jan 2, 2021

    This is not actually a review. I read the review below because it mentioned the Alpine Village restaurant. I was looking for a gingerbread recipe reminiscent of theirs. I can’t respond directly to their request for the soup recipe, so I’ll leave it here, like a review. Sorry it’s off-topic, but this is an amazing recipe that would go well with this gingerbread. https://www.food.com/recipe/alpine-village-house-soup-chicken-supreme-116162

  • francessurby
    Jul 9, 2020

    i am a professional chef and i find if you really like the flavor of ginger try as i do and obtain some candied ginger and touch with a 1/4 tsp flour or cornstarch to prevent sticking together pulse in food processor and add to the cake mixture it enhances the ginger flavor it takes it over the top i serve with sweetened whipped cream or a light lemon sauce on a cold day and hot cup of tea or coffee it's purr heaven i am from las vegas nv and we had a restaurant here called the alpine village which was a german and bavarian restaurant they served this type of gingerbread on a tray for an dessert or appetizer along with their chicken bavarian soup created by their chef i wish i had the recipe for that it was amazing unfortunately they went out of business long ago for reasons i wont go into but if anyone out there has the recipe for that soup i would love to have it along with german grey liversage ring made by webb and volk from utica michigan

  • LindaS_WI
    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.

  • Susanlittlejohn
    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!

  • A.Logan
    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.

  • A.Logan
    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.

  • Doyleenn
    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.