Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Oxmoor House
one 13- x 9-inch cake


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1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 (8-ounce) carton commercial sour cream
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


Cream shortening; add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream and molasses. Combine dry ingredients; gently fold into batter.

Pour batter into a well - greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Spread Creamy Lemon Frosting over top of cake. Cut gingerbread into squares to serve.

Created date

February 2010