Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

This is just as Grandma would make it.  Moist, spicy, and this recipe makes a big pan, perfect for Thanksgiving crowds!
Plan Ahead Note: the butter needs to be softened to room temperature.
Course Thanksgiving


  • cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 8oz. carton sour cream
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cream butter and sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.       
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in sour cream and molasses.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cloves. Gently mix into the batter.
  • Pour batter into a 13" x 9" x 2" baking pan.  Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.