Old Fashioned Gingerbread is an actual gingerbread cake, a spicy and dark cake topped with simple whipped cream or even a cream cheese buttercream icing.
Cream your butter and sugar together. Then add in your egg and the molasses, whichever you chose to use.
Whisk your dry ingredients together well in a separate bowl. Slowly blend them into the wet mixture, until just combined. The lowest setting on my mixer does such a great job.
When done, take the cup of hot water and add into the mix, combining until it looks like cake batter now, more liquidy.
Pour into a well greased and floured 9x9 pan, and tap it to get the bubbles out.
Bake at 350 degrees until a knife inserted comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes believe it or not, it takes a long time to bake! But keep an eye on it because everyone's ovens are different. I used my Butter Cream Icing on it which was a perfect sweet foil to the dark molasses flavor.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.