Ginger Tea Cake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 55 min
  • Yield: 18 servings
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2 cups cake flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon fine salt

1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree

1/4 cup reduced-fat buttermilk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 packed cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

Confectioners' sugar, optional


  1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a large (4 1/2-inch by 9 1/2-inch) metal loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger and salt into a medium bowl. Whisk the pumpkin, buttermilk, and vanilla in another bowl.
  4. Beat the butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the light brown sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes more. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the pumpkin mixture in 2 parts, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix briefly at medium-low speed to make a smooth batter. Turn off beaters and add the crystallized ginger. Finish folding batter--which will be thick--by hand with a rubber spatula.
  5. Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean and top springs back when lightly pressed, about 55 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack 10 to 15 minutes, then invert pan to release cake onto rack to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Serve.

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