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3-Ingredient gingerbread brownies topped with molasses frosting

I have been craving gingerbread in almost every single form this year. I have already made cake, bread and cupcakes. My kitchen is overflowing with all things ginger.

These brownies are by far the easiest of all my gingerbread treats. They need only a few simple ingredients and just 25 minutes to bake. How simple is that? You can keep it simple by sprinkling them with powdered sugar, or jazz it up even more by topping it with molasses frosting.

3 ingredient gingerbread brownies

3-Ingredient gingerbread brownies recipe

These simple gingerbread brownies take just 25 minutes to bake and need only three ingredients to make. So simple, so delicious and so perfect for the holidays. If you want to spend a little more time, whip up this luscious molasses frosting to top them.

Yields 1 (8 x 8-inch) dish

Prep time: 5 minutes | Bake time: 25 minutes | Inactive time: 30 minutes | Total time: 1 hour


  • 1 box gingerbread mix
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and spray an 8 x 8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To a mixing bowl, add the gingerbread mix, melted butter and evaporated milk.
  3. Stir until just combined.
  4. Add the mixture to the prepared pan, and smooth until the top is even.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, until the brownies are set and slightly brown around the edges.
  6. Let cool, and top with frosting.

Molasses frosting recipe

The flavors of gingerbread can only be enhanced by sweet and delicious molasses frosting. Perfect for topping brownies, cookies or even cupcakes.

Yields 2 cups

Total time: 10 minutes


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole milk


  1. To a bowl of an electric mixer, add the butter and molasses. Mix until the butter is fluffy and the mixture is combined.
  2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar until fully incorporated.
  3. Add in the spices and 2 tablespoons of whole milk. Mix until combined and the frosting is fluffy.
  4. If the mixture is too thick, then add more milk, and if it’s too thin, then add a bit more powdered sugar.

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