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Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

Posted by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze
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Submitted By: Chef John
Photo By: Baking Nana
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 9
"A delightfully spiced treat, this gingerbread cake with lemon glaze with be a welcome addition to any holiday table!"
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark molasses
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
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.
by on Dec. 17, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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by Silver Member on Dec. 19, 2013 at 8:23 PM

This sounds good! I'm afraid I'd never make it myself but I'd love to taste it!

by Gold Member on Dec. 21, 2013 at 8:24 AM
This sounds delicious!!
by Kayla on Dec. 21, 2013 at 8:33 AM


by Mandee on Dec. 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Saving this, thanks!! 

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