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Classic Gingerbread

Yield 12 Servings
Bake Classic Gingerbread as a sweet treat that is great all year round. Serve with coffee in the morning or enjoy as dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 271
  • fat 15 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 35 mg
  • sodium 176 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. In a separate bowl, mix applesauce with baking soda. In a third, large bowl, whisk eggs, egg white, molasses, brown sugar and oil until smooth. Add to dry ingredients and gently stir to form a smooth batter. Fold in applesauce mixture.

  3. Pour batter into Bundt pan. Bake in center of oven until a toothpick inserted in middle of gingerbread comes out clean, 45 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan on wire rack, then unmold to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.