Gingerbread with Whipped Cream
Gingerbread is one of my favorite flavors of the holiday season. This gingerbread recipe just might be the moistest ones I have ever tried. I have always baked my grandmothers gingerbread but I decided to try a new recipe this time I found at Saveur. Top it with some sweetened whipped cream and sprinkle with a little cinnamon before serving. You can bake this in either a bundt pan or a bread pan that is about 9 x 5.
Gingerbread usually refers to a cake containing ginger, spices and molasses or hone and spices. It has been around in various forms since 992 and was originated by the monk, Gregory of Nicopolis.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature
- 2½ cups plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon. ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 16 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ⅔ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup unsulfured molasses
- 4 tablespoons grated, peeled fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 10 cup bundt pan with cooking spray. Use a teaspoon of the flour and put it in the pan and shake it to spread the flour around. Set aside.
- Sift remaining flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt together into a bowl and set aside.
- Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with a mixer until light and fluffy, 2 - 3 minutes.
- Add the molasses and ginger. Mix until incorporated.
- Add ⅓ of the flour. Mix together the baking soda and hot water. Add ½ of the water and another third of the flour. Repeat with remaining flour and water. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- Add eggs one at a time and mix in.
- Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing out top. Bake until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
- Let cake cool completely in pan on a cooling rack.
- Serve with whipped cream
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