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Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation GingerbreadI like to make this recipe for Christmas. The wonderful aroma of the gingerbread fills…

Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation Gingerbread


1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 cup molasses 3/4 cup hot water 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar Additional nutmeg


In a large 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.

Pour into a greased 13×9-in.

baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.

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In a chilled small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken.

Add confectioners’ sugar, beat until soft peaks form.

Serve with gingerbread.

Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired.

Nutrition Facts 1 piece:

  • 343 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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