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Lemon-Ginger Cake

Lemon-Ginger Cake

Tangy lemon complements the two types of ginger featured in a moist tube cake.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tips  

Expert 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.)

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