Laura's Gingerbread
55 mins (prep 10, cooking 45)
12 ingredients
16 servings
Laura Ingalls Wilder's recipe from the Little House on the Prairie cookbook. She wrote in her original recipe, "chocolate frosting adds to the goodness." My children and I agree! This recipe works well with or without the eggs. I tried it both ways--with the eggs gives you a more cake-like texture, without eggs is slightly denser. The results are so similar it was difficult to tell one from the other--wonderful either way!

Categories:  <-60-mins , holiday , easy , cakes , christmas , number-of-servings , healthy , time-to-make , for-large-groups , dessert ,
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Serving Size (53.52 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 213.49 Calories from Fat 69.48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.72g 190.02%
Saturated Fat 1.93g 154.48%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 239.12mg 159.42%
Total Carbohydrate 33.97g 181.17%
Dietary Fiber 0.81 g 52.08%
Sugars 15.85 g %
Protein 2.45g 78.37%
Vitamin A 1.39IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 49.9mg% Iron 2.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
packed brown sugar, boiling water, large eggs