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Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe and Video


A delightfully spiced treat, this gingerbread cake with lemon glaze with be a welcome addition to any holiday table!


  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup dark molasses
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
  3. Whisk flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and Chinese five-spice powder in a bowl.
  4. Stir sugar, molasses, oil, and egg into flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Pour in boiling water and whisk until the batter is smooth and shiny, about 1 minute.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Tap pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  8. Mix powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a bowl until sugar dissolves.
  9. Pour lemon juice mixture over cake while cake is still hot. Spread the mixture around with a spatula to ensure even distribution. Let cake cool completely before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

Servings Per Recipe: 9
Calories: 354.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 6 %
carbohydrates: 19 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 4 %
fat: 20 %
saturated fat: 9 %
cholesterol: 7 %
vitamin a iu: 1 %
niacin equivalents: 17 %
vitamin b6: 9 %
vitamin c: 7 %
folate: 12 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 12 %
magnesium: 18 %
potassium: 9 %
sodium: 15 %
thiamin: 20 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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