Friday, October 18, 2013

Gingerbread with Molasses Whipped Cream

The smell of gingerbread just screams Christmas and holidays to me.
That being said, I love, love, love the flavor, so I make it year round.

I had made this cake and needed to make the whipped cream frosting.
As I was pretty busy doing other things, I asked the girl child to help me out.
(I also love, love, love when she is in the kitchen with me!)

She made whipped cream for the first time with this recipe. As she was standing there with the hand mixer (electric) just mixing and mixing, she was saying "Gee, if it's this long/hard to make homemade whipped cream, I can only imagine what it was like in the olden days with the hand mixers".

This of course prompted hubby to launch into one of his "when I was your age" stories. He was telling her about how he used to have to make it for his mother frequently, and yes, your arms got quite tired.

Being the science geek she is, she very much enjoyed watching the cream come together. She was pretty well jumping up and down when it was completed. (Maybe I am confusing this nerdy moment with excitement that she doesn't have to mix anymore).

One small taste later, and she declared homemade whipped cream, even molasses whipped cream, was "worth it".
High praise from the teen!

1 ½ Cup molasses
⅓ Cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
6 Tbsp butter, melted
¾ Cup boiling water
3 ⅓ Cups all purpose flour
1 ½ Tsp baking soda
¾ Tsp salt
¾ Tsp ground cinnamon
2 ¼ Tsp ground ginger

Whipped Cream:

2 Cup heavy whipping cream

⅓ Cup molasses


1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl

2. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a separate bowl

3. Stir flour mixture into molasses mixture

4. Spoon batter into a buttered 9-inch square pan

5. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes

6. Cool and cut into squares
7. Make whipped cream by whipping cream, and slowly adding molasses until stiff peaks form.



Oh yeah, this is the stuff dreams are made of!

Recipe adapted from here

This recipe was shared at: Blissful and Domestic, The Country Cook, The Better Baker, Tumbleweed Contessa, Mom's Test Kitchen, Will Cook for Smiles, Your Homebased Mom, Dessert Now Dinner Later, Frugal Foodie Mama, and Thirty Handmade Days


  1. I love the idea of whipped cream with molasses. Do you think maple syrup would work too? (PS: Visiting from Show Stopper Saturday)

  2. Hm, that is a good question! I think that it would work as syrup is the same thickness as molasses....but I would use real maple syrup instead of imitation.

  3. wow that frosting looks so delicious, look at all that fluffiness! :)

  4. just made the girl child's day! She worked so hard on that whipped cream, she appreciates the compliment!

  5. Looks so yummy! I am following you on google now!
    Have a great week!

  6. what an awesome sweet treet for the holiday season would be perfect for any great get together thanks for sharing
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  7. She did great on the frosting! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up, I just pinned it :-)

  8. Looks delicious! I often think that women must have been some pretty tough ladies back in the day, between the hand mixing and kneading bread!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Dishes! I'm pinning your Gingerbread, and I hope to see you back this weekend!