Apple-Gingerbread Squares

Apple-Gingerbread SquaresRecipe
Serve a dense, homemade slice of gingerbread topped with rich ginger-molasses whipped cream. The crystallized ginger keeps the cake extra moist.


Makes 12 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup molasses
1 cup boiling apple cider


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add granulated and brown sugars, beating well. Add egg, beating until mixture is blended.

Add flour and next 8 ingredients; beat at medium speed until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.

Bake at 325° for 35 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 3-inch squares. Serve gingerbread with Ginger-Molasses Whipped Cream.