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Extra Gingery Bread Recipe

Extra Gingery Bread

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"Using fresh, ground, and candied ginger gives this gingerbread an extra rich flavor. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour a 10 inch springform pan.
  2. Stir together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, mix sugar with oil, juice, molasses, eggs, and fresh ginger in a large bowl. Mix in crystallized ginger. Stir in flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, or until cake tester comes out clean. Run a knife around the edge to loosen cake, and release pan sides. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2008

So so so good! The candied ginger is what did it for me. If you can't find it, don't worry! It's very easy (and cheap) to make. Here's what I did: bring 1 1/3C sugar and 1C water to a boil. Add 1C chopped, peeled ginger and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain, dry and sprinkle with sugar. It's quite strong when eated alone but when baked into this bread, it just adds a super rich flavor and a fun chewy texture.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 20, 2008

UCK - don't know what went wrong - great creative ingredients, after 90 minute of baking in the 10"springform (didn't say 10: springform TUBE pan) the thing was still an uncooked glob except for the burnt edges. Spooned some of the goo out into a pie pan hoping that at least both pans full of goo would bake and be tasty - turned into TWO pans of greasy mess. Threw it away. Will add the grated fresh ginger and crystalized ginger to one of my tried and true gingerbread recipes.


34 Ratings

Sep 29, 2006

WATCH OUT!! This is Addictive!!! I baked it as muffins for the band members and they all LOVED it! I also did not include the crystalized ginger. I used 1 1/2 cup flour & 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and added 5 Tbsp. melted butter for more moisture. I am making more tomorrow because its all gone!

Dec 23, 2003

This is a delicious, moist, dark, rich molasses- flavorful gingerbread cake that is not too sweet. I use butter instead of oil. On occasion applesauce is added instead of the juice due to what I have on hand. My family and friends have enjoyed this cake many times. My family doesn't care for crystallized ginger so don't use it. Great with Cool Whip.

Dec 26, 2003

This has got to be the absolute BEST recipe for gingerbread I have ever tasted. I can't stop making it...it's addicting! I don't use the crystallized ginger because I cannot seem to find it, however it is great with homemade cream cheese frosting on top and fridgerated. This beats STARBUCKS' a million to one!!

Mar 02, 2008

Yummmmm! This ginger bread is exactly what I was looking for.. I used half WW half AP flour, half brown half white sugar, applesause instead of juice, and reduced the molasses by about 1/3. I also didn't have fresh ginger so I doubled the ground ginger, and I had to sub nutmeg for the cloves and it was fine. I only baked it for 30 mins, then I turned the oven off and left it to cool inside. Served it warm with vanilla ice cream and it was to die for! Love it, thank you for the great recipe!

Oct 20, 2007

This is an excellent recipe, reminiscent of the one I used to make in a wholesale bakery. I couldn't find crystallized ginger, so I had to omit it. And I only used 1/2 cup molasses instead of the full cup. It was perfect! The only thing I'd change next time is baking it for 45-50 minutes, as mine is slightly overbaked. It's still a keeper though -- thanks for the recipe!

Aug 21, 2007

My husband is a very picky eater and he loved it! I baked it in small loaves for him to take to work, the cook time was reduced this way to about 35 min.


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  • Calories
  • 581 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 89.5 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 457 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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