Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gingerbread Bundt Cake


     Happy National Bundt Day! This Gingerbread Bundt Cake, made with stout beer and fresh ginger, is a great way to kick off your holiday baking season. The smell of molasses and ginger always makes me feel all warm and cozy, especially when the air is crisp and cool outside. Wouldn't this beautiful bundt would be a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving table? It's spicy, moist with the complex flavors of molasses and stout, and covered with a gingery glaze made with my favorite ginger ale of all time.


     Bottled in the Northern Neck since 1926,  Northern Neck Ginger Ale is a taste of home for me. I appreciate its crisp, peppery bite that sets it apart from others. It's only sold in cans and plastic bottles now, but I remember the signature green glass bottles with the bubbles on the front!



     And if a gingerbread bundt doesn't suit your fancy, head over to The Food Librarian. For the past three years, Mary has celebrated National Bundt Day by baking thirty bundts for each of the thirty days leading up to it! You can find her bevy of beautiful bundts here, and I bet you can find one that you'll want to bake. It's O.K. to celebrate the occasion a little late, especially if it involves eating  cake. :)


Stout Gingerbread Bundt Cake
from All-Time Best Holiday Recipes,  America's Test Kitchen
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups (12 1/2 oz.) all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
16 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups (10 1/2 oz.) sugar
4 teaspoons grated or minced fresh ginger
3/4 cup robust or dark molasses
3/4 cup stout beer (I used Guinness)
Glaze
1 3/4 cups (7 oz.) confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons ginger ale
1 teaspoon ground ginger

Cake Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt pan.
  •  Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in ground spices and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk eggs, sugar, and fresh ginger in large bowl until light and frothy. Stir in melted butter mixture, molasses, and stout until incorporated. Whisk flour mixture into egg mixture until no lumps remain.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and gently tap pan on counter to release any air bubbles. Bake until skewer inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.Let cake cool in pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack; let cool completely.
  • Prepare glaze: Whisk all ingredients in bowl until smooth. Pour glaze over cooled cake.
  • Enjoy! 




41 comments:

  1. I think every day is a good day to eat Bundt Cake, and bundt cake with ginger.

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  2. What a lovely way to celebrate National Bundt Day! That looks so delicious, plus it's perfect for the season.

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  3. Your bundt cake is lovely. I made a gingerbread trifle last year using stout as well and couldn't believe how incredible it tasted. Bundt cakes are one of my favorite types of cakes to make so I will be sure to pay a visit to your friend.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow that bundt cake looks so perfect! From the base to the touch of that icing.

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  5. Bundt cakea were my favourite thing to make with the boys growing up; but now with only 2 of us they are so big. On teh lookout for minin bundt cake pans. Sure looks good.
    Rita

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  6. That is a beautiful bundt! I love bundt cakes too! I have not tried Gingerbread Bundt before, that is going to change! Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day!

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  7. Yum..your cake looks and sounds delicious! :)

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  8. This does sound wonderful with the ginger ale in it. It must be so moist. I love those same smells at this time of year. Beautiful cake!

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  9. What a beautiful cake! Stout is such a unique, lovely addition...bet it perfectly compliments those warm spices!

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  10. what is even better than a gingerbread cookie or biscotti- a gingerbread bunt cake! You are genius! I love it- i can taste the sweet and spice right now!

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  11. I've been pretty good this week on staying away from making and eating sweets. Reading the list of ingredients in this bundt has served to chip at my will power. I love the combo of ginger and molasses. I've never tried stout in cake before.
    Betty, I'm keeping this recipe...looks like I'd be missing out if I didn't make it one day soon ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  12. Wow your bundt cake looks good filled with flavors that I love. Who knew there was a national bundt cake day?? I think it's fitting for such a popular cake;-)

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  13. I am in love with this posts pictures, how lovely!

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  14. Your cake looks great! I didn't know about Bundt day, sounds like fun:@)

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  15. Such flavors and such a gorgeous bundt cake, wow! This has all the right holiday flavors, beautiful!

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  16. I am pretty much a ginger fiend so I know I would adore this bundt! I love that it has fresh ginger in it!

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  17. What a wonderful Bundt cake and perfect for the season!

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  18. love the idea of your cake, sounds delish I would like to have a bite. I really enjoy your blog. Keep it up and happy thanksgiving to you and your family andi

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  19. I love bundt cakes! This recipe sounds perfect for the season. I love that the glaze is made with ginger ale!

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  20. this is a REALLY beautiful bundt cake - and what fabulous flavors! I've just eaten a gingerbread cupcake with lemon frosting and it was wonderful but I think your would even bet that!
    Mary x

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  21. This is my kinda bundt...love gingery anything. I've never heard of this brand, but I totally dig those bottles!

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  22. Bring on the holidayss!! This recipe is getting me excited for the arriving holidays!

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  23. The cake looks really beautiful and I love the presentation too.

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  24. What a lovely looking cake! How cool that you used Guinness! A good friend of mine loves Guinness...I'll have to make this cake for her! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  25. This is a gorgeous cake and would definitely look great on any holiday table!

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  26. I didn't realize it was national bundt day...but I did bake a bundt cake last week anyway! Thank you for sharing your sweet treats and words my friend. No better way to end my weekend. I hope you have a week full of family and feasting. Blessings from Austin!

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  27. Id like to wish everyone whose blog that i visit a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family's, and thank you for being a reader to mine. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  28. what a nifty, nifty glaze! i'm definitely storing this one away in the depths of my memory banks--i love ginger ale and i think this is probably the finest use for it (aside from calming a cranky belly...). :)

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  29. What a beautiful cake. Molasses is one of my favorite fall sweeteners, it adds such a depth of flavor to bake goods.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Mimi

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  30. This sounds wonderful! I love the flavors of ginger and molasses. It always reminds me of the holidays. I love making bundt cakes, easy and elegant looking. I always laugh, though, because I think of the mother in the movie My Greek Wedding when she sees the bundt cake..lol

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  31. I didn't even know there was a national bundt day. This one looks like a beauty!

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  32. Such a beautiful bundle cake Betty!
    I'm lost in all these food holidays, but I'm pretty sure I can easily eat some even if it's two weeks later.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  33. Perfect Bundt! Happy Thanksgiving~

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  34. This looks like serious gingerbread for a gingerbread lover like me. Beautiful!

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  35. This bundt cake looks wonderful! I love the idea of stout with the gingerbread!

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  36. Cake looks awesome and the presentation looks super good..:)
    Reva

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  37. Such a gorgeous bundt! I am so in the mood for gingerbread lately, something about the fall weather I guess. This one looks super delicious! :)

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  38. Such a gorgeous bundt cake! YUM!

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  39. This is such a perfect looking bundt! It sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for the holiday season!

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