Gallagher’s Gingerbread

Gallagher’s is located in Ft. Worth, Texas. Gallagher’s Gingerbread is a one of their featured menu items. They are known for their moist and spicy gingerbread. This recipe is perfect for a holiday party.

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Gingerbread is a great spicy cake to make any time of the year. While most of it enjoy it only during the holidays, it makes a great everyday cake. This cake is from the well-known Fort Worth Gallagher’s restaurant. They released this recipe to the public many years ago. This recipe has been a longtime favorite of

If you have never tried making homemade gingerbread, it a worthwhile dessert to make. You don’t need to serve it only at the holidays; it is sweet and spice-filled cake to be enjoyed any time of the year. It will make your house smell delightful.

I like to serve this recipe with some fresh whipped cream, or once in awhile, I serve this with some ice cream. I promise it is delicious either way.

This recipe was given to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram many years ago. Thanks to those old newspaper sections we can have some of our favorite recipes.

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Gallagher’s Gingerbread

Make gingerbread that tastes as good as Gallagher's. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread
Servings: 10
Calories: 377kcal


  • 3 ounces Butter
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 2 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 pounds brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup hot tap water
  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Howard's Sauce

  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 tablespoon white rum
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  • Melt butter in a saucepan and carefully mix in syrup, eggs and brown sugar. Place soda in a 2-cup measure and pour hot water over it. Mix in butter-sugar mixture.

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg; stir into batter. Pour batter into greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until firm.
  •  Top with sauce when cool. In small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter; add rum. Blend in sugar and spread over cool gingerbread.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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  1. Carla

    For Christmas, I made a trio of mini loaves and used this recipe as one of them.

    I’ve never had the gingerbread at Gallaghers, but this was a hit,

    I cooked it in the Pampered Chef mini loaf stoneware and adjusted the cooking time to 25 minutes.

    I didn’t do the glaze, but it was still really good.

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