This recipe rocks i made it for my grandmother, who lived in new Orleans for a time and bought something similar to this all the time. She asked me to find a recipe that recreated that kind of gingerbread and this did it she ate almost the whole cake by herself in less then a day.
The texture of this was beyond perfect. I am used to more dense gingerbread, but this was light and fluffy and absolutely delicious. It was ready at 4 pm and gone by 8:30! I used about twice the cinnamon and baked it for just a few minutes longer, and let it cool in the pan for about 15 minutes. . .I probably could have left it in there a bit longer. But everyone loved it!