Preparation / Directions:
Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Mix all the liquid ingredients in a large bowl, using an electric mixer if possible because everything should be well blended. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients about a third at a time, mixing the batter well after each addition. Pour the rich, dark batter into an oiled or greased nine-by-nine cake pan. Bake about an hour at 350ø, until the gingerbread is nice and fluffy and a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean. Baking this makes the house smell wonderful, too.