An old family recipe that yields a dark, very moist, and molassesy gingerbread. Top with sliced bananas and lots of whipped cream. –Stafford’s in the Field, Chocorua, New Hampshire
Beat together the first 7 ingredients. Mix soda with 2 tablespoons water and add to first mixture. While beating, add 1 cup boiling water and flour alternately - start with flour and end with the water. Pour into lightly oiled 13x9-inch pan and bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.