Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Yield: one 13- x 9-inch cake
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • Creamy Lemon Frosting

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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