2  Cups - All Purpose Flour

1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

1-1/2 Tspns Ground Cloves

1-1/2 Tspns Ground Cinnamon

1 Tspn  Ground Cardamom

Pinch of Salt

3/4 Cup Dark Molasses

7 Tspns Melted Butter

3 Large Eggs

2 ounces (1/3 rounded cup)   Fresh Ginger   (Peeled and Chopped Very Fine)

1-1/2 tspns Baking Soda

Pre-Heat Oven to 325 deg. F

Grease 10” (9” if deep) cake tin

Sift together, Flour, Sugar, Spices and Salt

Beat together, Molasses, Butter Eggs and Ginger

Stir in Dry Ingredients until just mixed

Dissolve Baking Soda in 3/4 Cup of Hot Water

Stir into Gingerbread Mixture and pour Mixture into pan.

Bake for 45 minutes until knife comes out clean.

Serve with warm Applesauce and chilled Whipped Cream