Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 345: Gingerbread Cake

Yield: 1 12x8 casserole dish
Time (Start to Finish): 1 hour

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
pinch nutmeg
1 ½ tsp ginger
½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup half and half
½ cup candied ginger, cut up

powdered sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 375F and grease a casserole dish
2. In a bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger
3. In another bowl cream the butter and the sugar
4. Add the eggs
5. Add the half and half alternating with the flour mixture until all is combined
6. Stir in the ginger pieces and pour into the pan
7. Bake for about 20 min until a knife comes out clean. It may take more. Try not to over bake
8. Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar right when you remove from the oven, and add more as you serve it.

Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: Happy 180 South movie! The work folks are having a showing of this movie at work and I thought I would make a little treat! Someone asked me to make gingersnaps, but I thought this cake would be even better. The ginger pieces add a different texture which I like. You can add ice cream with it, which we had at work, or make a ginger flavored whipped cream, which is what I wanted to make but ran out of time. This is also a great layer cake, so try it out!

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