Great Grandma Redfield’s Soft Gingerbread

2.00 avg. rating (60% score) - 1 vote

Great Grandma Redfield’s Soft Gingerbread

Great Grandma Redfield was born 1820 in Plainfield NH. I have never seen another gingerbread recipe like hers and the intense ginger flavor and crusty top with whipped cream on it is wonderful!!

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 handful brown sugar (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 generous teaspoon soda dissolved in a little water
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 dessert spoon ginger (about 1 tablespoon)


Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Add molasses to sour cream. Mix thoroughly, then add brown sugar, salt, and soda and stir until well mixed. Sift 2 cups cake flour with ginger and add to mixture. Put into a greased 8 x 8 pan and bake about one hour. Serve warm with whipped cream.
  • Anonymous

    It was chewy (soft) and heavy-ish, with a good gingery flavour, not too sweet.
    It went down well with the whipped cream.


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