Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 pans with spray.
Whisk dry ingredients together.
With electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until fluffly, add eggs one at a time and then vanilla. Mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk,
mixing just until incoroated.
Divide into 2 pans, smooth tops and sprinkle with sliced ginger.
Bake 50-60 min. Let cool in pans 10 min. before transferring to wire rack.
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