Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake - I Like Big Bundts 2013 - Day 13

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake
Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake
I Like Big Bundts 2013 - Day 13

We are just two days away from National Bundt Day! Whoo hoo. I hope you'll make a Bundt cake to celebrate. And if you do...I'm doing a round-up of all the awesome Bundts made to celebrate.

I Like Big Bundts 2013When you make your Bundt (and post it if you have a blog), fill out this secure ONLINE FORM and attach a photo! Deadline is November 23, 2013 so you can make the Bundt on the actual National Bundt Day 11/15/2013.

If you bake a bundt, I'll send you some homemade food gift tags (so you can give bundt cakes all year long), and you'll be entered in a raffle for the cool new Jubilee Bundt! Sorry, no buttons this year...the postage was a fiasco last time so I'm sending flat items this year :)

Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake
Yesterday, I used one of my favorite flavors: Matcha / Green Tea. Today, it's another one of my favs: Ginger! I love ginger...crystallized ginger, ginger tea, lemon ginger candy, ginger chews, gingerbread, ginger beer (replace "shrimp" from Forrest Gump with "ginger" and you have me).

This recipe from Martha Stewart's Cakes: Our First-Ever Book of Bundts, Loaves, Layers, Coffee Cakes, and more cookbook and uses 8 ounces of ginger. I peel my ginger by scraping the skin off with a spoon. I saw that on instagram (sorry, don't remember who posted it) and it totally works! I used my mini food processors to get the ginger pretty finely chopped.

Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake
If you look real close, you can see little fibers from the ginger. It's full of ginger, but not overpowering in ginger flavor. The molasses provides a rich accompanying flavor. Note that there are no ground spices like cinnamon and nutmeg in this Bundt - all the flavor is from the ginger and molasses.

Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake
The Bundt is so pretty, no? Just love the curvy, easy to make cake. You make this cake in a couple big bowls - you don't need an electric mixer.

Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake
What are you making for National Bundt Day? Hope you are ready for some celebrating on Friday, November 15th! And thanks for following along on my crazy adventures in making Bundts. :)
    - mary the food librarian

I Like Big Bundts 2013
Day 12: Matcha Green Tea Crème Fraîche Bundt
Day 11: Triple Chocolate Bundt
Day 10: Biscoff Speculoos Cookie Butter Bundt
Day 9: Zucchini Bundt with Chocolate Ganache
Day 7: Cranberry Crème Fraîche Bundt
Day 6: Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt
Day 5: Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt
Day 4: Moosewood's Fresh Apple Spice Bundt Cake
Day 3: Butterscotch Bundt Cake
Day 2: Ultimate Lemon Pound Cake Bundt
Day 1: Orange Marmalade Jubilee Bundt

Fresh Ginger & Molasses Bundt Cake
8 ounces fresh ginger, peeled (when finely chopped, it should be close to 1 cup ginger)
3 cups (420 grams) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) sugar
2/3 cups unsulfured molasses (I used Grandma's Molasses)
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled a bit
1/3 cup hot water
Powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12-cup Bundt pan by spraying it with Pam with Flour or Baker's Joy, or greasing and flouring the pan.
2. In a food processor, pulse ginger until finely chopped. You can also finely chopped by hand.
3. In a medium or large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
4. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, molasses and eggs until smooth. Then whisk in the butter and the hot water. Fold in the flour mixture and the chopped fresh ginger.
5. Pour cake into prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes until wooden skewer comes out clean. This cake doesn't rise very much. Let cool on wire rack for 20 minutes and then invert on a wire rack to completely cool.
6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve. Enjoy!
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