Ginger Cake

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Have you been watching The Great British Baking Show?   I catch old episodes when I can and my brother often speaks to me about the newer episodes.   A few months ago I joined a group and we’ve been baking along with the episodes!   I think at this point I’ve joined in 5 of the challenges and I’ve been having a blast.

Ginger Cake with caramel sauce is delicious with coffee or tea

This week the challenge was to make a ginger cake.  I just happen to have all the ingredients needed to make a ginger cake and I didn’t have anything else to bake while J was napping so I got to work the very first day of the challenge.  I made the ginger cake in a Bundt pan.

Everything you need to make a delicious ginger cake

In order to get the delicious ginger flavor I used molasses, frozen ginger, and candied ginger.   All three of those added a ton of spicy ginger flavor that made this cake something special.  I also added in cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper.   While most people don’t think of black pepper when they are baking I think it help in baked goods that are supposed to be a little bit spicy.

Ginger Cake

The recipe I decided to use is David Lebovitz’s Fresh Ginger Cake.  It’s funny that I chose this one since I used frozen ginger instead of the fresh but I think it probably had a very similar end flavor.  It was an easy cake to whip up but I’ll be honest…I had a lot of trouble getting the cake out of the pan.  When it finally did come out some of it stuck to the pan.  I was able to scrape some of it off and push it into the still warm cake so that it stuck. 

Tasty Ginger Cake topped with caramel and whipped cream

This cake is a moist, rich ginger cake packed with flavor.  I added in cinnamon chips as well as the other spices so the spicy flavor really shown through.  To serve I drizzled it with caramel sauce and a spray of whipped cream.  This is the perfect cake to serve with a cup of coffee or a dry red wine.

Ginger Cake with caramel sauce is delicious with coffee or tea

Ginger Cake

A rich, flavorful cake spiced with two types of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 c. molasses
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 oz. fresh or frozen ginger grated
  • 2 oz. candied ginger chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. cinnamon chips
  • 1/2 c. caramel sauce
  • 1/2 c. whipped cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray and flour a Bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the molasses, sugar, and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix well.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the molasses mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add the fresh ginger, candied ginger, and eggs to the mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in the milk until combined. Add in the remaining flour and mix well.
  • Fold in the cinnamon chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for one hour.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 15 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edge of the pan and turn onto a plate. Cool completely.
  • When ready to serve slice the cake and put it on a plate. Drizzle with caramel sauce and whipped cream.


Recipe adapted from David Lebovitz

Bite into this flavorful Ginger Cake

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