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This gingerbread is good for dessert, with coffee and as a snack anytime.1/2 cup boiling water 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup white sugar 3/4 cup molasses (I used sorghum. Can use any molasses) 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt Pour hot water over shortening. Add sugar and molasses and mix well with mixer. Add eggs and continue mixing. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt with a wire whisk and add to molasses mixture. Mix just till all ingredients are wet. Pour into a sprayed 9 x 9 inch pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until center is done. Makes about 9 servings. Can add a lemon glaze or whipped cream. Lemon Glaze Topping 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 or more cups powdered sugar Mix ingredients together with wire whisk and spread over hot gingerbread. Enjoy! Need more cake ideas, click here to see more cake recipes. Be sure and PIN for later: © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. Feel free to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest buttons below. You can PRINT by clicking on the printer icon below. It is the green square below with a printer inside the square right beside the twitter, Pinterest and Facebook icons.