Bake Classic Gingerbread as a sweet treat that is great all year round. Serve with coffee in the morning or enjoy as dessert.
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
How to Make It
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.
Very moist and spicy, just the way we like it! I used 3 whole eggs instead of the 2 plus one eggwhite because that's the way we roll around here and it turned out fine. Our son went back for 3rds! Definately adding this to my recipe box to make again and again.
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