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Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    The use of leavening in a cake is first recorded in a recipe for gingerbread from Amelia Simmons's American Cookery, published in Hartford in 1796; I guess you could say it is the original great American cake. Early-19th-century cookbooks included as many recipes for this as contemporary cookbooks do for chocolate cake. This recipe, from Claudia Fleming, pastry chef at New York City's Gramercy Tavern, is superlative—wonderfully moist and spicy.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup oatmeal stout or Guinness Stout
    • 1 cup dark molasses (not blackstrap)
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • Pinch of ground cardamom
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • Confectioners sugar for dusting
    • a 10-inch (10- to 12-cup) bundt pan
    • unsweetened whipped cream

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 620 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 32.97%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 15.49%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 206 mg 8.57%
    • Calcium: 134 mg 13.36%
    • Potassium: 676 mg 19.32%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 21.17%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 108 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.95%
    • Sugar: 82 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.03%
    • Vitamin C 0.04%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs5
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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