Ginger Cake with Crystallized Ginger Frosting Recipe

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Ginger Cake with Crystallized Ginger Frosting
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  1. For cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 2-inch-high sides. Sift first 6 ingredients into medium bowl; set aside. Using electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses. Beat in flour mixture alternately with stout in 3 additions each (mixture may look curdled). Beat just until smooth. Divide batter between prepared pans; smooth tops.
  2. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on rack 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks; cool completely. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Wrap in plastic; let stand at room temperature.)
  3. For frosting: Using electric mixer, beat cream and powdered sugar in large bowl until peaks form. Fold in minced crystallized ginger. Place 1 cake layer on platter. Spread 2 cups frosting over top. Top with second cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Arrange orange slices, ginger slices and cranberries on top. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Chill. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving.)
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 549.23 Kcal (2300 kJ)
Calories from fat 243.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.02g 42%
Cholesterol 101.46mg 34%
Sodium 539.29mg 22%
Potassium 859.41mg 18%
Total Carbs 70.55g 24%
Sugars 35.13g 141%
Dietary Fiber 1.22g 5%
Protein 6.46g 13%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 120.7mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 323.09 Kcal (1353 kJ)
Calories from fat 143.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.9g 42%
Cholesterol 59.68mg 34%
Sodium 317.25mg 22%
Potassium 505.56mg 18%
Total Carbs 41.5g 24%
Sugars 20.66g 141%
Dietary Fiber 0.72g 5%
Protein 3.8g 13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 12%
Calcium 71mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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