"Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it."--Unknown

Aunt Mary's Gingerbread Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Aunt Mary's Gingerbread, by , is from The Conrad Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Aunt Rita Shaffer
Added: Monday, January 26, 2009



1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c. molasses (I prefer Brer Rabbit)
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 c. boiling water
2 tsp. baking soda


2 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk

Cake: Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and molasses. Mix well. Add flour and ginger. Dissolve soda into boiling water. Pour into gingerbread batter and mix. Grease and flour 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean.

Topping: Beat cream cheese. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Add milk. Refrigerate.

Cut gingerbread into squares and serve with a heaping spoon of topping on each serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I have been making gingerbread for my family for many years. It has been one of my favorite recipes ever since Aunt Mary Cassidy (Pop's sister), made it. Editor's note: Aunt Rose used this recipe as does Mom (Dorothy Wirfel). Aunt Ann's was a little different - see Old Fashioned Gingerbread submitted by Jane Delauter.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!