Homemade Gingerbread with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Recipe

Homemade Gingerbread with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Recipe

Celebrate the season with our simple spin on classic gingerbread.

For a heartwarming holiday treat, try our homemade gingerbread. Molasses adds distinct sweetness while cloves give it a festive flavor and fragrance. Enjoy it alone, or serve it à la mode with our cinnamon whipped cream.

Homemade Gingerbread
Makes: 1 loaf
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 45 minutes

1/2 cup butter at room temperature, plus more for greasing
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 cup hot water
1 cup dark molasses


  1. Preheat oven 350 F and butter a 9-inch pie pan
  2. Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar
  3. Beat for 4-5 minutes, scraping the sides occasionally, until the mixture is light and fluffy
  4. Add the egg and mix until incorporated
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt
  6. In another bowl, combine the hot water with the molasses
  7. Add the flour mixture and the molasses mixture to the creamed butter in alternate batches, occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl
  8. Pour the mixture into the pie pan and bake for 45 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the gingerbread)

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Tip: Put this in the oven about 2 hours before dinner is going to be served — after you take it out when it’s done baking, it will still be warm come dessert time!

Garnish Ideas

Cinnamon Whipped Cream: Whip 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, 4 tablespoons of sugar and a few dashes of cinnamon together and serve a dollop on top.

Cinnamon Ice Cream: Serve warm gingerbread with cool cinnamon ice cream for a holiday treat.

Crunchy Toffee Bars: Chop up toffee bars to add a crunchy dimension to your dish.

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