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Homemade Gingerbread Recipe

An old fashioned, homemade gingerbread recipe that will make your house smell like fall. This is a dark, spicy recipe that is wonderful plain or topped with ice cream, whipped cream, or your favorite sauce.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author Marye Audet


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon roasted cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle (more if you like it spicier)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Grandma's Molasses or other unsulphured type
  • 1/2 cup strong , hot, black coffee


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, chipotle, and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and beat well.
  • Beat in the molasses.
  • Add the dry ingredients alternately with the hot coffee, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  • Smooth the top and bake for 45 minutes or until done.