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Lemon-Ginger Cake

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Lemon-Ginger Cake
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16
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Tangy lemon complements the two types of ginger featured in a moist tube cake.

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ lemon cake mix
3/4
cup water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup sour cream
1
teaspoon ground ginger
3
eggs
1/2
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger (about 2 1/2 oz)

Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon grated fresh lemon peel
4
teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Generously spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, sour cream, ground ginger and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in crystallized ginger. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake 43 to 48 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Place cooling rack or heatproof serving plate upside down on pan; turn rack and pan over. Remove pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir frosting ingredients until well blended. Spoon over cake. Store loosely covered.
Tips  

Check your produce department for clear plastic bags of crystallized ginger. Buying ginger this way costs much less than buying it in a jar from the spice section.

Garnish with additional crystallized ginger. (If you purchase a 3-oz package, there will be 2 tablespoons left over for this.)

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
20g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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