Honduran Ginger Cake

Honduran Ginger Cake

Serves 16

This simple treat is inspired by a popular cake made in Honduras. Fresh ginger gives it a subtle heat and grated yuca is the secret ingredient that adds a chewy texture. Inspired by Whole Planet Foundation® microcredit client recipes.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup expeller-pressed canola oil
  • 1 cup grated yuca
  • 4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with a long sheet of parchment paper, allowing for 2-inch overhang on each side. 


In a large bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, yuca and ginger. Whisk sugar mixture into flour mixture until blended. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake about 45 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cool completely.  

Remove cake from pan and cut into squares.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 2g protein
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