Monday, November 29, 2010


I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. Ours was very nice. We enjoyed spending time with our families we don't get to see very often. The time just seemed to go by too fast.
Mom knows we all like gingerbread, so she makes some for us every year about this time. I copied her recipe while I was there last week so I could share it with all of you! She always doubles it because we all like it so well. :)

Take care,


1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup boiling water

Mix oil and sugar together. Add egg and molasses; beat thoroughly. Mix dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating after each addition.
Bake in greased and lightly floured 8x8x2 inch pan at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done. Serve warm.


In saucepan, mix 1 slightly beaten egg yolk, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup water, 2/3 cup brown sugar, and 1/3 cup light corn syrup.
Cook and stir over low heat until thick. Stir before using.
Makes 1 cup.


  1. Looks yummy! Don't the holidays pass way too quickly??


  2. Oh yum!!! Thank you for the recipe!!! It looks so good!

  3. Hey Melanie!

    I'm glad you had a great time visiting your family! I don't think I've ever had gingerbread cake before. Looks yummy!


  4. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! Your mom's recipe sounds so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe! ~Karen

  5. So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! This gingerbread looks SO yummy! And it's easy. I think I'll make it at Christmas time, thank you! Can you make the sauce ahead of time then microwave it?

  6. That looks delicious! I'm glad you got the recipe, Melanie, might have to try it this holiday season! Glad you guys had a great visit with families!! That was sweet of your mom to make double of the gingerbread!!

    soon Christmas!


  7. Good. I've been thinking about Gingerbread for some reason - this year. I've never made it.

    thanks for the recipe.

  8. I love gingerbread! I bet it went quickly :-)

  9. This looks delicious and I bet it smelled heavenly!

  10. Dear Melanie...thank you for stopping by my "little space" is always such a blessing to hear from you! Thank you for sharing your mom's gingerbread recipe! It looks delicious! Your "space" looks so festive and so pretty! Sweet blessings! ♥ Teri

  11. I'll try this, it looks wonderful (think I'll throw in a few raisins, too). Thanks for the recipe!

  12. I haven't had gingerbread in forever! Looks yummy.

    sandie with love

  13. Hi Melanie I am glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving at home with your mommy. I love my mommy and I am so glad she is close to me here, she lives in Sacramento but it's only about a 25 minute drive. I love this song you have by Karen Carpenter she was my favorite! I also love Elvis and Tom Jones. LOL!
    Have a wonderful week, it's so cold out already I am ready to head to the snow. Big hugs


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