Gingerbread Layer Cake

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2017, America's Test Kitchen TV

Leave gingerbread people to the kids. The best vehicle for seriously sophisticated flavor is a tender, moist showstopper cake.

SERVES 12 to 16

TIME 2 hours, plus 2½ hours cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We wanted the dark, moist crumb and spicy bite of gingerbread in a tender, sophisticated layer cake. For fiery flavor, we added 2 tablespoons each of ground ginger and freshly grated ginger, and we enhanced that heat with both white pepper ...

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