Gingerbread Cake

Everyone loves this Gingerbread Cake topped with a rich vanilla cream sauce, bananas, and whipped cream. It’s a holiday classic that brings warmth and joy to any gathering. Perfect for those chilly days, this cake is easy to make and even easier to devour.

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

It's a holiday classic that brings warmth and joy to any gathering


  • Gingerbread Cake:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • Bananas, for topping
  • Fresh whipped cream, for topping
  • Vanilla Cream Sauce:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


    Preheat and Prep:

    Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.

    Mix Wet Ingredients:

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until smooth and light. Add the beaten egg and molasses, then mix well.

    Combine Dry Ingredients:

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring to combine.

    Add Hot Water:

    Slowly pour in the hot water and stir until the batter is smooth. It will be thin.


    Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

    Prepare Vanilla Cream Sauce:

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, butter, and cream. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter has melted. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue boiling, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Allow the sauce to cool for a few minutes before serving.


    Serve the gingerbread cake warm, topped with fresh sliced bananas, a dollop of whipped cream, and a generous drizzle of vanilla cream sauce.

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