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Double Ginger Gingerbread

Makes 12 squares
Time 45 min
Top squares of this spiced cake, a perfect dessert for holiday meals and parties, with spoonfuls of whipped cream, if you like. The crystallized ginger gives them an extra punch.
Special Diets:
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, or canola oil, plus more for the pan
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger, divided
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat (1% or 2%) milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
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Method

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper, letting paper extend about 1 inch over the short ends of the pan.

Butter the paper and flour the pan.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and ginger, and set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat butter or oil and brown sugar together until light, about 4 minutes.

Beat in molasses.

Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl in between each addition.

In 3 additions, stir in flour mixture, alternating with additions of milk, beginning and ending with flour.

Stir in 2 tablespoons of the crystallized ginger.

Scrape batter into the prepared pan and level the top.

Sprinkle the top with remaining 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

Let cool, lift gingerbread out with the edges of the paper and cut into 12 squares.

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, or canola oil, plus more for the pan
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger, divided
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat (1% or 2%) milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.