Old Fashioned Gingerbread

This wonderful gingerbread recipe is perfect for the holidays or any time of the year! A small batch of sweet, perfectly spiced old fashioned gingerbread. This “gingerbread for one” is easy to make and is the perfect amount for one or two people.

Gingerbread Recipe For One - So easy to make and perfect for the holidays. A small batch of sweet, perfectly spiced old fashioned gingerbread. This gingerbread is baked in a small baking dish and when sliced into squares will yield about 4 pieces of gingerbread. | One Dish Kitchen

Old fashioned gingerbread is perfect to enjoy during the holidays. It’s a lovely treat to enjoy with coffee or tea and is delightful served as shown or with a dollop of whipped cream or a dusting of powdered sugar. If you’re cooking for one, you may hesitate to bake a big gingerbread cake. If so, then this Gingerbread For One will be perfect for you.

Every year when the holiday season begins, I can’t wait to make homemade gingerbread. The warm spices fill my kitchen with wonderful aromas and I often wonder why I don’t bake a small loaf of gingerbread year round.

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Gingerbread

As I often do with many of my mini cake recipes, I begin with my tried and true gingerbread recipe that serves about 8 people. This easy recipe is one I’ve used for many years and the gingerbread cake is one that my family has always enjoyed.

I scaled down the ingredients to the precise amounts necessary to give a wonderfully spiced, moist, small batch of gingerbread. This recipe yields about 4 squares of gingerbread depending on the size of your squares.

The gingerbread is made in a 5-inch baking dish. For best results, use a dish of similar size. Two small 8-ounce ramekins or two mini loaf pans would work well with this recipe too.

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Ingredients Found In Gingerbread

For this Gingerbread For One Recipe, I used:

  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Molasses
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Cloves
  • Salt
  • Hot Water

Pro Tip: Please don’t toss the egg white. Consider using the single egg white in the following ways:

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Easy Gingerbread Recipe

Gingerbread Recipe For One - So easy to make and perfect for the holidays. A small batch of sweet, perfectly spiced old fashioned gingerbread. This gingerbread is baked in a small baking dish when sliced into squares will yield about 4 pieces of gingerbread. | One Dish Kitchen

Gingerbread For One

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cool: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup hot water

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 5-inch baking dish or dish of similar size.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg yolk, and mix in the molasses.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. Pour into the sugar/butter mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in the hot water.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in pan before slicing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 330mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 4.7% | Calcium: 5.5% | Iron: 11.5%
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10 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Gingerbread”

  1. I will make this soon as it was always a favorite of my husband, and our three sons when they were still at home. I always served it with a hot lemon sauce we were always just crazy about. I’d be happy to share my recipe for it and you can downsize it, too, perhaps? This is a great size to cut into fourths and share with my two small grandchildren. I love that! Thank you!

    1. Joanne, I’m sorry but I haven’t tested the recipe using almond flour so I can’t tell you how it would turn out. If you make the gingerbread with almond flour please let me know how it worked.

  2. Evelyn Fitzpatrick

    I will definitely make this because I love gingerbread. One small problem, the print version of the recipe says it makes four servings. Shouldn’t’t that be one serving?

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