Jennifer Causey
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Serves 18 (serving size: 1 slice)

A double dose of ginger and the right sweeteners give this loaf huge flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Whisk together 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and cloves in a bowl. Whisk together molasses and boiling water in a second bowl.

Step 2

Beat butter and brown sugar in a bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy. Beat in egg and zest. With mixer running on low speed, add flour mixture alternately with molasses mixture. Stir together crystallized ginger and remaining 1 teaspoon flour; fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Step 3

Bake at 325°F until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

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