Culinary Herbs and Medicinal Spices: Fresh Ginger Cake

| June/July 2008

Makes 8 servings
Created by my ginger-obsessed mother, Beth Baugh, this perfectly moist cake includes pumpkin for beneficial beta-carotene and fiber. Enjoy a slice with a cup of your favorite tea.

  • 1½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 3 tablespoons ginger powder
  • ¼ cup fresh-grated gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ cup chopped candied ginger
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger powder, fresh ginger, cloves and candied ginger.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix pumpkin, eggs and oil. Add wet mixture to dry, and stir until blended.
  3. Pour into an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Amy Mayfield is senior editor for The Herb Companion.

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