A warming mixture of ginger, cloves and cinnamon permeates this easy HERSHEY'S gingerbread recipe. All of the flavors marry together with HERSHEY'S Cocoa to create wedded bliss, and you'll be thrilled to be part of the ceremony.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Beat shortening, sugar and molasses in large bowl until blended. Add eggs; beat well. Stir baking soda into boiling water to dissolve; add to shortening mixture alternately with flour and salt. Remove 2 cups batter to medium bowl; add cocoa, blending well. Add spices to remaining batter in large bowl. Alternately spoon batters into prepared pan; swirl gently through batter with narrow spatula or knife for marbled effect.
Adjust the spice levels to suit your personal preference.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature with sweetened whipped cream, if desired. 12 servings.
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