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Diane's Gingerbread

Geri WagnerGeri Wagner

My good friend and neighbor, Diane, makes this gingerbread for my husband whenever we have a card game.

servings:Makes 12 small squares, 9 larger
prep time:
10 min .
total time:
50 min .


  • Mix together"
  • 1/2 C. soft shortening (oil)
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Blend in:
  • 1 C. dark (blackstrap) molasses
  • 1 C. boiling water
  • Add and mix until smooth:
  • 2 1/4 C. sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
Diane's Gingerbread photo


Pour into greased 9" square pan and bake at 325 for 40 minutes.


Serve warm, with vanilla custard, or heavy whipped cream.



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