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Gingerbread is a classic holiday treat that fills your home with warmth and spice. This recipe combines the perfect balance of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses for a delightful gingerbread experience.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 54 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Loaf


  • 9×9-inch square baking pan


  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup hot water


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×9-inch square baking pan.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg.
  • Stir in the molasses.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with hot water, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the gingerbread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.


You can dust the top of the gingerbread with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.
Keyword Gingerbread.

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