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The Most Delectable Gingerbread Recipe

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Mixer
  • 9 inch Pan
  • 1 Large bowl
  • 1 Medium bowl
  • 2 whisks


Ingredients for Gingerbread recipe

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2/3 cup of molasses
  • 1/4 cup of cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2/3 cup of boiling water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 of ground ginger
  • 1/4 of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon of Vietnmese cinnamon (regular cinnamon works just as well)
  • 1/4 of ground all spice
  • 1/4 of ground cloves

Homemade Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

  • 1 80z Philadelphia Cream cheese
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract


Preparing the Gingerbread

  • First, you're going to need two different size bowls. One large  for the wet ingredients and one medium-sized for the dry ingredients. Slowly, pour  2/3 cup of boiling water into the larger bowl.
  • Then, add 2/3 cup of molasses and 2/3 cup of brown sugar into same bowl.
  • Now,  add 1/4 cup of cold unsalted butter cut into small  cubes, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into the same large bowl. Then, whisk them all together until your butter is completely melted.
  • You will mix all the ingredients together until your mixture is  brown in color, and then you will add 1 egg. 
  • Continue to mix and then set aside to begin mixing your dry ingredients together.
  • Now, you're going to grab your medium sized bowl, add 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/4 of ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of Vietnamese cinnamon (regular cinnamon works just as well), 1/4 ground allspice, and  1/4 ground cloves. 
  • Then, combine the dry ingredients with your wet ingredients and whisk them all together.
  • Next, add 1 1/2 cup of all -purpose flour.
  • Continue to whisk in the flour.
  • Once your gingerbread mixture is smooth with virtually no lumps, it's ready to bake.
  • Next, we're going to butter and flour a  9 inch pan, then pour the gingerbread mixture into the pan.
  • Place in the oven on 325 degrees for about 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  

Making the Homemade Cream Cheese Icing

  • While we wait for our gingerbread to bake, let's prepare our very own homemade cream icing. First, combine 1 8oz Philadelphia Cream cheese and 1 stick of unsalted butter into your mixer. 
  • Then, mix together on medium speed until completely mixed.
  • Next, add 4 cups of powdered sugar, into your mixing bowl.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar, while the mixer is on low speed. 
  • Then, add 1 teaspoon  of vanilla extract, and continue to mix.
  • Be sure to take a spatula and clean the any remaining icing on the sides of mixing bowl.

The Most Delectable Gingerbread Recipe

  • Allow the gingerbread to cool for about 10-15 minutes before cutting the gingerbread into squares.
  • I recommend placing a knife in  aa warm bowl of water, in order to cut your gingerbread it just makes it  a little  easier.  Then, I place my  gingerbread squares on parchment paper.
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