Ginger Cookies…it’s always time for ginger cookies!

I have updated a few things in this blog post, December 2022! New pictures & a couple times!

My friend Rhonda gave me this for Ginger Cookies recipe many years ago when our kids were just little.

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Gingerbread Cake

This recipe is from Mrs. Carter who lived in Yellowknife and was the mother of my good friend. I learned a lot about cooking and baking from their whole family when I first moved to Yellowknife after getting married. This Gingerbread Cake has a deep intense flavour. I like to serve it with a bit of whipped cream or a caramel sauce is also very nice with this (I usually buy one!)  Baked in a square pan so just the right size for a weeknight dessert. It can easily be made dairy-free by swapping out the butter for a vegan margarine. I like to use the one made by Becel.

Here is the recipe

Gingerbread Cake


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup boiling water

1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

1/2 cup molasses *** use a bit of cooking spray on the measuring cup you will use for the molasses, this helps the molasses to slid out easily!

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger


Preheat oven to 350F

Grease an 8×8 square baking pan¬†

  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar together
  2. Dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water
  3. Add the water/baking soda to the butter & brown sugar. Mix well. ***If using a mix-master have your speed on low so that the hot water does not splash up and then you can increase the speed as the water gets incorporated into the butter & brown sugar.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, combining well after each egg
  5. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger together in a bowl
  6. Gradually add the flour/spice mixture to the batter. Mix well
  7. Put into the prepared baking dish
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes ***insert a cake tester/toothpick and see if it comes out dry to test for img_1823