Sunday, December 27, 2009

Attention Ginger Lovers!

I'm about to share with you one of my favorite pound cake recipes. Get your paper and pens ready!

Triple Ginger Poundcake

3 1/2 cups flour
1 TBSP ground ginger
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 TBSP vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup minced crystallized ginger
4 TBSP grated fresh ginger

Beat sugar & butter until creamy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Mix in combined dry ingredients alternately with milk. Lastly, stir in the gingers.

Bake in 2 greased loaf pans (the smaller size works best) at 350 for about 1 hour. Cool 30 minutes in the pan, then turn out of pan and continue cooling on a rack.

When I made this the other day, I decided to make only 1 loaf and use the rest of the batter for cupcakes. I had big plans to make a cooked frosting flavored with ginger syrup, but as the day wore on, I never got around to it. Now the cupcakes are gone ... maybe next time.



Pricilla said...

Who needs frosting?
heh heh
hmmm, I have some crystalized ginger in my cupboard. Maybe this is what the firemen will get next week.
Thank you

Diane said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with all of us. Hugs, Diane

The Jewelry Box said...

How did I miss this?! Sounds yummy! Thanks so much Vicki! :)