This Hot Water Gingerbread is a recipe your family will love. Perfect for breakfast with coffee, dessert, or just a snack anytime. Gingerbread is excellent during the holiday season. Use the lemon glaze below or sprinkle with powdered sugar; we enjoy it both ways. This hot water gingerbread makes a beautiful gift.
Ingredients Needed for Hot Water Gingerbread:
Molasses (I used sorghum. Can use any molasses)
Lemon Glaze Topping
Recipe Notes: this gingerbread makes around 9 servings. The lemon glaze is delicious, but so is a dusting of powdered sugar.
If you like this recipe, you may also like this sorghum cake with cinnamon sauce.
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Hot Water Gingerbread
This delicious bread is a wonderful treat!
Servings: 9 servings
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup molasses I used sorghum. Can use any molasses
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Lemon Glaze Topping
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 or more cups powdered sugar
Pour hot water over shortening. Add sugar and molasses and mix well with mixer. Add eggs and continue mixing. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt with a wire whisk and add to molasses mixture. Mix just till all ingredients are wet. Pour into a sprayed 9 x 9 inch pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until center is done. Makes about 9 servings. Can add a lemon glaze or whipped cream.
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