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Easy Gingerbread Cake

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour


This Easy Gingerbread Cake is wonderfully spiced, delicious and moist.  It could be your family’s favorite low key dessert for the holidays!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • whipped cream for serving if desired
  • powdered sugar, for dusting if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray and lightly dust with flour.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  5. Beat in egg and molasses.
  6. Add dry mixture alternating with buttermilk, beating after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  7. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool to room temperature or serve warm with whip cream.
  10. Store leftovers in airtight container.