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Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation Gingerbread

"I like to make this recipe for Christmas. The wonderful aroma of the gingerbread fills the entire house. I am a homemaker and mother of three children."
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50 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs; beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the molasses and hot water. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat just until combined.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Serve with gingerbread. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

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I halved the recipe for a bread loaf pan, and I made the following substitutions: 1/2 cup oil for 1/2 cup butter, 1 egg instead of 1.5, 1.5 teaspoons FRESH ginger, and I baked for about 55 minut...

This recipe is fantastic! I added a little more ginger and threw in some cloves, but other then that, no changes were needed. It came out of the oven fluffy, moist, and it becomes more so with t...

delicious! I substituted 1/2 of the butter for applesauce, and it was still super moist. This will be my go-to gingerbread recipe from now on.

Made this cake for a Christmas party and I paired it with Lemon Sauce I from this site. I will make this cake again and it was very easy to make. I mixed the dry ingredients the night before so...

This was delicious still warm from the oven, and even better the next day chilled. The whipped cream makes this so amazing, I highly recommend this recipe exactly as is written.

Absolutely wonderful! This gingerbread turned out exactly like I had hoped. It was dense, flavorful, and delicious. The spices were just right. Mine was a titch dry, but I think I just cooked...

I made this recipe a few days ago into a gingerbread house CAKE. I poured the batter into 4- 6" square cake pans and carved them into the shape of a house and decorated it to the 9's. The tast...

This recipe was fabulous! I cut it in half and baked it in an 8-inch square pan. I put a homemade lightly whipped lemon cream cheese frosting on top. Everyone loved it! It is now my "go-to" ging...

GREAT basic recipe - we love spicy things in our family, so I took the advice of other reviewers and added 1/4 tsp. cloves, 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger, and doubled the cinnamon. I used the hot w...

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