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Video: Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

See how to make an incredibly easy, entirely essential holiday classic.

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You’ll be amazed at how something so simple can turn out so incredibly delicious! Watch Chef John prepare an essential holiday treat: insanely easy gingerbread cake with a quick lemon glaze. Discover Chef John’s secret spice ingredient. Get Chef John's recipe for Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze. This is a gorgeous glazed cake, perfect for the holidays. See more dessert videos >>

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Jun. 14, 2014 3:43 am
I experiment, i need the olive oil not butter or margarine, often substitute for gluten free for needs, and do tray bakes. I never worry if a bit flat or heavy as this makes filling slices to spread with peanut butter or jams. The quick one bowl, one pa, plus the slow cooker on at least means it is all home baked and not bought with who knows what in it. busy but determined is my motto i suppose.
Jan. 22, 2014 12:02 pm
what is Chinese 5-spice?
Dec. 1, 2013 12:40 pm
He sounds like he had a head cold or something while recording this.. lol
Mar. 29, 2013 7:48 pm
Thanks for the video. Very enjoyable and inspiring. Where is my 5-spice?!?
Aug. 6, 2012 8:33 pm
I am loving watching the Chef John Video's. This one was no exception. It really is a super easy recipe, can't wait to try it for the holidays.
Jul. 6, 2012 10:14 am
Apr. 13, 2012 10:20 am
Sorry about the earlier post. The site did not copy correctly. Here is the recipe. I did not include the chinese 4 spice. Lemon glazed Gingerbread Gingerbread ingredients for one 8 or 9-in square cake: Blend together • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (8-oz by weight) • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda • 2 rounded teaspoons ground ginger (3 if you like it spicier) • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 3/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (optional) Stir together • 1 egg, beaten • 1/2 cup white sugar • 1/2 cup dark molasses • 1/2 cup vegetable oil Pour over and stir until smooth • 1/2 cup boiling water Bake at 350ºF or about 35 minutes in 8” square pan. For the glaze: • 1 cup powdered sugar • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 1 tbsp lemon zest
Apr. 13, 2012 10:16 am
This is the link for this recipe.
Apr. 12, 2012 3:34 pm
I too am looking for this recipe. Has anyone found it yet? please email it to me: Thanks so much
Apr. 5, 2012 3:10 pm
Recipe is at This is Chef Johns website for all his recipes.
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