The Parish House Inn

103 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197


December 4, 2017

Gingerbread recipe from Ypsilanti's Parish House Inn

Posted by: Martha Cleary

Gingerbread recipe from Ypsilanti's Parish House Inn


My favorite version of gingerbread. It is easy to make, with just the right amount of spice. It's so delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Need a nifty dessert idea? Mix lemon curd and whipped cream and put a dollop on a wedge of the gingerbread. Garnish with  grated lemon rind for a tasty and beautiful Holiday dessert. Enjoy!



Yield: 12 servings


½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons molasses
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350o.
2. Prepare 2 round cake pans or 1 - 10 inch cake pan using cooking or baking spray.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together oil, 1 cup sugar, salt and molasses until blended. Beat in egg.
4. 2 In a medium bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and soda.
5. Add dry ingredients to the molasses mixture alternately with the buttermilk in 3 additions, beating after each addition.
6. Pour into prepared pans. Sprinkle the tops with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
7. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Can be served warm or cool.
8. Serve with butter, whipped cream or your favorite sauce.

By Chris Mason

Chef/innkeeper at the Parish House Inn for 24 years and author of her cook book chris mason
"7 Recipes to get You Out of bed For Breakfast Every Morning"

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