Gingerbread Layer Cake

I bake the cakes for everyone’s birthday in my home, including my own. For my birthday this year, I chose to deviate from the standard panel of cakes and made Cook’s Illustrated Gingerbread Layer Cake (subscription required). It has a strong spice flavor that’s well balanced. The recipe augments the usual ginger and cinnamon with white and cayenne peppers, and both fresh and powdered ginger contribute to the flavor profile. Cocoa powder and coffee and a hint of chocolate, which pairs well with the warm spices. One of the most unusual aspects is the use of a cooked flour (or … Continue reading Gingerbread Layer Cake