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Gingerbread Recipe with Honey

Gingerbread cake recipe

This is a lovely gingerbread recipe that adds a touch of honey and a bit of orange rind for a lovely taste.

This recipe is a bit lighter than the standard gingerbread cake found here.

The honey adds a lighter touch than using all molasses, as most ginger bread recipes do. It’s like a honey cake with ginger and cinnamon.

The addition of the orange rind is perfect. It adds that little hit of citrus that brightens up the flavor.

The spices are a nice blend too. Use a tad more ginger (another 1/4 teaspoon) if you really like ginger flavor. Otherwise I think you will love the recipe the way it is.

Gingerbread is often thought of as a holiday cake recipe, but it really is a perfect year round dessert.

I think of it more as a cool weather dessert, I guess because of the spices, which remind me of autumn and warm apple pie.

Try packing a little square of this ginger cake into family lunches or keep a batch on hand for when unexpected company drops in. It is sure to be a hit.

And remember, although it is an anytime easy cake recipe, this is a perfect recipe for holiday baking.

gingerbread recipe

Gingerbread Recipe with Honey

This is a lovely gingerbread recipe that adds a touch of honey and a bit of orange rind for a lovely taste.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 314 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind, grated, optional
  • 1/2 cup molasses, light
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup hot water


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Melt the butter in a heavy pan and let it cool.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and orange rind. Combine the molasses, honey and water. Beat the sugar and egg together until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients and the liquid ingredients alternatively to the cooled butter until it is all blended.
  • Pour the batter into in a greased 9"x9"x2" inch pan and bake for about 1 hour at 350°F.


Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 347mgPotassium: 369mgFiber: 1gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg
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Makes one 9″ square cake, 9 to 12 servings.


  • This recipe is great served with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream on top. No icing needed.

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