Classic Gingerbread Cake Recipe

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Edith Mckinney Modified: March 25, 2022
Classic Gingerbread Cake Recipe

How To Make Classic Gingerbread Cake

Celebrate Christmas with a tasty serving of the classic gingerbread in cake form! This easy-to-make gingerbread cake makes the perfect little holiday treat.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • ½cupwhite sugar
  • ½cupbutter
  • 1egg
  • 1cupunsulphured molasses
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • tspbaking soda
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • 2tspground ginger
  • 1tspground cloves
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupapplesauce,optional
  • 1cuphot water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour or use baking spray on a 9 inch square pan.

  2. In a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until lightened in color and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then mix in the molasses until fully combined.

  3. Add in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves until just combined. With a whisk, add in the hot water and applesauce.

  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven.

  5. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 288.25kcal
  • Fat: 8.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.03g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.05g
  • Fiber: 1.15g
  • Sugar: 30.37g
  • Protein: 3.29g
  • Cholesterol: 33.67mg
  • Sodium: 248.59mg
  • Calcium: 72.67mg
  • Potassium: 461.54mg
  • Iron: 2.74mg
  • Vitamin A: 70.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.17mg
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