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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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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.
Apr. 4, 2012 6:52 pm
Has anyone found the recipe yet? I'm looking for it too.
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