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Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Chef John

Chef John

If you're looking for a new addition to your holiday dessert table, I hope you give this a try. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 355 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.5g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 384 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
  3. Whisk flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and Chinese five-spice powder in a bowl.
  4. Stir sugar, molasses, oil, and egg into flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Pour in boiling water and whisk until the batter is smooth and shiny, about 1 minute.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Tap pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  8. Mix powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a bowl until sugar dissolves.
  9. Pour lemon juice mixture over cake while cake is still hot. Spread the mixture around with a spatula to ensure even distribution. Let cake cool completely before serving.
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Baking Nana
22

Baking Nana

7/11/2012

Very easy and not too sweet - perfect with a scoop of ice cream. If the cake sank in the middle it was either under cooked - check with a tooth pick in the center or your batter was too wet. Mine took exactly 35 minutes.

merlion
14

merlion

4/19/2012

Not quite sure what to rate it. The taste is fantastic but the cake was sunken in the middle and it was very crumbly... Updated: I live at 6000ft and I believe that the ingredient combination here is rather difficult for high altitude. I tried the Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread recipe from here also and that worked at over 7000 ft. So, if you live at high altitudes, I might suggest using the proportions in that recipe and the adjust the spices according to your tastes.

Jamie
8

Jamie

10/22/2012

Brilliant! Not too sweet, and the glaze is amazing. Made according to recipe and it turned out great.

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