Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten
Save Recipe Print
Total:
3 hr 5 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
3 hr 5 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Make-Ahead Whipped Cream:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch round baking pan, line with parchment paper, then grease and flour the pan.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula. Add the eggs, one at a time, the molasses, and the 2 teaspoons of lemon zest and mix until combined. (The batter may look curdled.)

Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, scraping down the sides. Mix until smooth. With a rubber spatula, fold in the 1/3 cup of crystallized ginger.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick just comes out clean. Don¿t overbake it! Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, turn out onto a baking rack, and cool completely. Spread the top with whipped cream and sprinkle with crystallized ginger and grated lemon zest.

Make-Ahead Whipped Cream:

Place the cream, confectioners' sugar, granulated sugar, creme fraiche, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on high speed, until it forms soft peaks. Serve cold. 

Cook's Note

*Crystallized ginger is dried, not in syrup. Make it ahead: Prepare the cake, wrap tightly, and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Garnish with whipped cream, ginger, and lemon zest.

Categories:

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Fish and Pineapple 01:02

Pineapple planks are your tasty solution for grilling fish filets.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Strawberry Meringue Cake (Mostachon)

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Lemon Zest

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Lavender and Lemon Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Spinach Salad with Meyer Lemon Caesar Dressing and Flatbread Croutons

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Funnel Cake

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Tres Leche Cake

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Strawberry Long Cake

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Butterscotch Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.