Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 square)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 182
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 32.4g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 208mg
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Calcium: 55mg


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Beat sugar and eggs with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add applesauce, molasses, and butter; beat well.
  4. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture, beating just until dry ingredients are moist. Pour batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into 12 squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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