Christmas goodie #9 is gingerbread. You guys this stuff is amazing!! Although I am not sure why it is called gingerbread when to me it is more like cake. This is a moist, spicy gingerbread that will fill your house with the smells of ginger, cinnamon, cloves and molasses. It makes me think Christmas instantly. I love serving this slightly warm drizzled with warm salted caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream. MMMMM I must go get some now.
Sorry for so many pictures in this post, but I really had fun with this one and it was hard to decide. I think this would be a great dessert to serve to your Christmas guests. My kids and husband gobble this up and soon an 8×8 pan just won’t be enough. Darn I will have to double and have extra. Good for my taste buds but not my hips, oh well can’t win them all!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup molasses
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter. Add in the egg and mix well. Mix in the molasses and buttermilk.
In a small bowl combine all the dry ingredients and slowly add to the creamed mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool some in pan before serving.
Goes great topped with salted caramel sauce and whipped cream.