As previously mentioned we decided to have a bunch of friends over for Boxing Day
Kaffee & Küchen - Coffee & Cake.
One of the items I made was a Gingerbread Snacking Cake adapted from Martha Stewart
For this recipe I used:
8 Tablespoons - 1 Stick - 4 Ounces of Unsalted Butter - room temperature - tip here
2 1/2 Cups of All purpose Flour - plus more for the pan
1 Cup of Boiling Water
2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons of Ground Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
2/3 Cup of Whey Low Gold
- brown sugar substitute
1 Tablespoon of Freshly Grated Ginger
2 Large Eggs - lightly beaten
Icing Sugar for dusting
I started by buttering and flouring a 9" x 13" glass baking pan
, heating the oven to 350˚F, and boiling the water and mixing it with the baking soda and setting it aside.
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake - Boiling Water & Baking Soda|
Then I grated the fresh ginger with a micro plane
. Be sure to add the accumulated juice too!
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake - Grated Ginger|
I gathered and measured the rest of the ingredients so that I could mix the cake quickly.
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake -The Ingredients|
In a medium bowl
I sifted all of the rest of the dry ingredients together and set the bowl aside.
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake - Sifting the Dry Ingredients|
In a large bowl with a hand mixer
I creamed the butter until light and fluffy.
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake - Adding the Whey Low Gold to the Creamed Butter|
Next it was time to add the Whey Low Gold
and continue to mix
until light and fluffy.
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake - After creaming the Whey Low|
I added the molasses and grated ginger until well mixed.
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake - Adding the Molasses and Grated Ginger|
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake -Molasses mixed in|
In an unusual twist, the flour was added (before the egg) and mixed
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake - Adding the Flour|
Then it was time for the eggs. An unusual method. If you know why... do leave me a comment.
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake - Adding the Eggs|
I finished off the batter by hand with a spatula the batter in the prepared 9" x 13" pan
and smoothed it out.
|Gingerbread Snacking Cake -Ready for the Oven|
Then it was off to the oven for 30 minutes. Cooled thoroughly and dusted with icing sugar.
- The next time I use Whey Low Gold for this recipe I will add an extra tablespoon of butter and and extra 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Whey Low can make things a little gummy or dry.