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    Gingerbread Cake - Cook's Illustrated

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    45 mins

    DrGaellon's Note:

    Adapted from a recipe at the LiveJournal blog of fantasy author Lynn Flewelling (_Stalking Darkness_, _The Bone Doll's Twin_), which she got from _Cook's Illustrated_.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour an 8x8" square baking pan.
    2. 2
      Bring stout to a boil in a large saucepan. Off heat, stir in baking soda; it will foam up. When foam subsides, add molasses and both sugars; stir until dissolved.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ground ginger, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pepper.
    4. 4
      Whisk eggs, oil and grated ginger into stout mixture.
    5. 5
      Whisk wet mixture into flour mixture in thirds, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Pour batter into pan and bake 35-45 min, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    6. 6
      Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 1 1/2 hours. Cut into squares.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2013

      I'm so glad to find this recipe posted here. I just finished watching the episode of America's Test Kitchen where they made this gingerbread and they never actually said how much baking soda they used. I can't rate the recipe until I've made it and I will need to go shopping first. (No fresh ginger in the house. Or stout, although I do have some lager beer. I wonder if I could substitute?) Anyway, thanks for posting the recipe. It looked very good on television and I intend to make it soon.

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    Nutritional Facts for Gingerbread Cake - Cook's Illustrated

    Serving Size: 1 (111 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 9

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 340.0
    Calories from Fat 84
    Total Fat 9.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 41.3 mg
    Sodium 251.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 37.3 g
    Protein 3.7 g

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