Best-ever gingerbread

This moist gingerbread is a good recipe for the holidays or any other time. This recipe was originally published in Sunset magazine before I was born.


(serves 12)


  1. Mix the sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves together in a bowl.
  2. Add the vegetable oil and the molasses, stirring until well blended.
  3. Mix the baking soda into the boiling water and immediately stir into the mixture.
  4. Add the flour gradually, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Mix in the beaten eggs.
  6. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan and bake at for 40 minutes.


Top with whipped cream or lemon sauce.


Difficulty: moderate.
Time: 20 minutes to prepare, 40 minutes to cook.
Precision: measure the ingredients.


Jonathan Hue 
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company!Mechanisms & Servos, Sunnyvale, CA 
Recipe last modified: 5 Mar 86

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