Extra Gingery Bread

Using fresh, ground, and candied ginger gives this gingerbread an extra rich flavor. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

Extra Gingery Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour a 10 inch springform pan.

    2 Stir together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt.

    3 In a large bowl, mix sugar with oil, juice, molasses, eggs, and fresh ginger in a large bowl. Mix in crystallized ginger. Stir in flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan.

    4 Bake for 1 hour, or until cake tester comes out clean. Run a knife around the edge to loosen cake, and release pan sides. Serve warm.

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