While we're proud to offer cutting-edge cocktail cakes and other 21st-century trending desserts here on our recipe site, we happily hold onto centuries-old classics like gingerbread. This particular recipe is a winner: with its comforting warm spices, tender crumb, and deep-gold demeanor, it's a welcome sight at many a harvest and holiday celebration. And it's easy: Just stir the ingredients together, pour the batter into a pan, and bake. Dessert in under an hour? Yes, please.