Hot Water Gingerbread

Total Time

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


9 servings

Updated: Sep. 08, 2022
This is a moist, old-fashioned dessert which your family will love!—Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan


  • 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
  • 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 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.