Gingerbread Cake With Lemon Glaze Recipe

A recipe for a soft moist Gingerbread Cake combined with a flavorful Lemon Glaze


1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¾ teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup white sugar
½ cup dark molasses
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup boiling water
Lemon Glaze
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice



Preheat oven to 350°F.

Foil and grease a 9 inch square baking pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, ginger, baking soda, spices & salt together, and set aside.

In a large bowl, lightly beat the egg and stir in sugar, molasses, and oil together. Stir into flour mixture until just combined.

Pour boiling water into mixture and whisk until the batter is smooth and shiny, about 1 minute. Pour batter into prepared baking pan, tapping pan on counter to remove any air bubbles.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 – 35 minutes. Place cake pan on a wire cooling rack.


In a measuring cup, stir confectioners’ sugar with lemon juice until smooth.

Let cool slightly then drizzle over cake. Allow cake to cool completely before serving.