I was looking for an excuse to include this recipe on my blog, and along came Easter. So, I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter – even if you don’t make this cake. If you don’t celebrate Easter, this recipe has absolutely nothing to do with Easter, so you can make it anyway. I hope I haven’t excluded anyone. Unless of course you don’t like ginger, and then why are we having this conversation? Please let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it. (It will tell me a lot about you.)

easter tree

easter decorations

fabulous new egg

easter decorations

This is one of my very favorite cake recipes. Very favorite. The cake is moist, not overly sweet and studded with candied ginger. It is straight forward and uncomplicated. If you like ginger even half as much as I do, you will love it too.

ingredients ready to start

batter mixing

just into the oven

cooling on the rack

Very Ginger Poundcake

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. grated fresh ginger (don’t be stingy)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger (I prefer 1 full cup)
  1. Grease and lightly flour a 10 inch tube pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugars, beating until combined. Beat in grated ginger and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition and scraping side of bowl frequently.
  2. Alternate adding flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low to medium speed after each addition just until combined. Gently stir in crystallized ginger. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 60 – 70 minutes or until tester near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes Remove cake from pan. Cool on rack. Prepare yourself for a little taste of heaven.

fine texture

slice of cake

9 thoughts

  1. l love ginger and crystallized ginger is one of my favorite candies, it is like fire works in your mouth 🙂
    I will give this a go soon and I will let you know how it goes

    P.S. thank you for stopping by my blog so that I can discover yours


  2. Oh no! I’ve literally just taken about a months supply of cake out of the oven (10 minutes ago)! Well, I haven’t made your recipe yet but I can tell you already that I love your cake. Definitely one to be trying in future. I love ginger 🙂 in any form.


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