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In honor of National Gingerbread Day (06/05/2024), we wanted to share this gingerbread cake recipe that is easy to make and made with a delicious blend of molasses and warming spices.


  • 2 cups (184 grams*) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • optional toppings: whipped cream, cream cheese frosting or a dusting of powdered sugar


  1. Prep oven and pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and sea salt until combined.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients. In a separate large mixing bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer), use an electric mixer to cream the butter and brown sugar together on medium-high speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the molasses, vanilla extract and egg and mix on medium-low speed until combined, pausing to scrape down the sides as needed. Add the dry ingredient mixture and mix on medium-low speed until evenly combined. Add the boiling water and (very carefully) mix on low speed until evenly combined. The batter will be quite thin and liquidy – don’t worry.
  4. Bake. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
  5. Serve. Slice, top with any of your desired toppings if desired, then serve and enjoy!

Thank you to Gimme Some Oven for the Recipe!