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iced gingerbread cake

Homemade Gingerbread Cake

This iced Homemade Gingerbread Cake is simple to prepare and perfectly sweet and spicy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread, gingerbread cake, gingerbread recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 260kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $15


  • Oven
  • 8 x 8 baking dish
  • parchment paper
  • mixing bowl
  • Microwave
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoon


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup molasses I use Grandma's Original
  • 2/3 cup hot water microwaved until hot to the touch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Sweet Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place melted butter and brown sugar into a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. Add molasses and hot water, stirring until combined. Beat egg in a small bowl then add to wet ingredients, stirring to combine. Add flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt and baking soda, stirring until combined. Transfer cake batter to baking dish and bake for 30-32 minutes, until cake is baked through. Use a toothpick to check center of cake. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • To prepare icing, place powdered sugar into a large bowl. Slowly stir in heavy cream until icing is creamy and smooth for drizzling. Add more heavy cream as needed to thin icing. Drizzle icing over cake and cut into squares to serve.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg