Ginger Cake

Ginger Cake Birthday Cake Recipe
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
4 ounces cold unsalted butter
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped ginger


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 350 degrees (325 for convection oven) Spray 8 by 3-inch baking pan with Baker's Joy. Line bottom of pan with parchment and spray parchment.
  2. Into a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ginger, cloves, and allspice; set aside.
  3. Using a pastry blender, 2 knives, or your fingers, work the butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla, milk, and half of the chopped ginger and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter should appear lumpy).
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining chopped ginger on top of batter. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester inserted into cake's center comes out clean.


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