Gingerbread Recipe with Honey

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  • Yield : 1 - 9" by 9" cake
  • Servings : 9 to 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

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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.

Gingerbread Recipe



  • 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 grated orange rind (optional)
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup hot water


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a heavy pan and let it cool.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Add the sifted dry ingredients and the liquid ingredients alternatively to the cooled butter until it is all blended.

Step 5

Pour the batter into in a greased 9"x9"x2" inch pan and bake for about 1 hour at 350°F.

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.

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.

You will find our other delicious gingerbread recipe here.

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