Classic Gingerbread

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

Yield:

12 Servings

Nutritional Information

Calories 271
Fat 15 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 176 mg

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

Preparation

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

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.

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.

Note:

November 2008