Bold and Spicy Gingerbread

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Appears in Cook's Country December/January 2009

Most gingerbread cake is dull and dry. We set out to infuse this old-fashioned dessert with enough "oomph" to make it count.

SERVES12

TIME1½ hours, plus 2 hours cooling

Bold and Spicy Gingerbread

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For Bold and Spicy Gingerbread, the standard liquid combination of mild molasses and water seemed lackluster, so we switched to robust molasses and stout. The beer gave the cake a deep malty tang that tasters loved. Powdered ginger gave the...

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