A perfectly spiced cake from writer Laurie Colwin makes for a simple dessert at the end of a meal or a perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee.
When you hear the word “gingerbread,” I’m pretty sure I know what you’re thinking -- crisp cookies in the shapes of little men, miniature holiday houses decorated with icing and candy. Right? Well, this gingerbread isn’t that at all. It’s not a cookie, but a beautifully spiced cake from a recipe by author and food writer Laurie Colwin, who had this to say about her recipe, “I love gingerbread in its true cake form – moist, spongy, and spicy.” It’s all the flavors of the well-known cookie, but in a much more comforting form. It goes wonderfully with tea or coffee in the morning or afternoon, and a little slice is the perfect end to a winter meal.
Makes 1 cake. Adapted from The New York Times.
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