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Date Gingerbread

by , Updated April 20, 2017

gingerbread cake
Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

This old fashioned gingerbread is a molasses spice cake. Top this gingerbread with a big dollop of fresh whipped cream or frozen thawed whipped topping, and sprinkle that with a little cinnamon sugar. I like it warm with a scoop of ice cream!

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes


  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift flour with salt, soda, and spices; add to creamed butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine evaporated milk, water, vinegar, and molasses. Add half of the liquid to the butter mixture; beat on low speed until well blended. Stir in remaining liquid then fold in dates.
  5. Pour into a buttered and floured 9-inch square pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm with whipped cream or lemon sauce, if desired.
Whipped Cream Topping

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