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Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake is an easy, one bowl recipe that's ready in less than an hour. This cake is soft, moist, and loaded with cozy flavors!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas recipe, gingerbread recipe, holiday dessert, holiday recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 358kcal


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon  ground ginger
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • cups whole OR 2% milk
  • ½ cup unsulphured molasses
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Powdered sugar, whipped cream, and/or caramel sauce for topping , if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and allspice.
  • Make a well in center of mixture. Add milk, molasses, vegetable oil and eggs. Beat on low speed with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment for about 1 minute until fully combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Tap pan on counter twice to release air bubbles.
  • Bake for about 26-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream or caramel sauce, if desired. 


  • Lightly adapted from 13x9 Cakes magazine
  • See my tips and tricks for making this Easy Gingerbread Cake above the recipe box.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 82IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg