Ginger Bundt Cake

For those who just can't get enough ginger … This sophisticated version of an old favorite makes a pretty gift, too.


2 tablespoons peeled, finely grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons triple sec or other orange liqueur
2-1/4 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground dried ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick, or 8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
1 cup tightly packed dark-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup candied ginger, finely diced
Whipped cream


Heat oven to 350º.

Butter a 2-quart Bundt pan generously and set aside.In a small bowl, combine ginger with triple sec.Into a medium-size bowl, sift together dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs.

Add buttermilk and flour mixture in thirds, alternating, to creamed butter/egg mixture, beating well after each addition. Then stir in candied ginger and ginger/triple sec mixture.

Pour batter into Bundt pan and bake until cake shrinks from sides and a toothpick inserted into the cake emerges clean, about 45 minutes.

Turn out and cool on a wire rack. Serve as thin slices with a dollop of whipped cream.

Cooking & Recipes


8-10 servings

Preparation Time: 

40 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

1-1/2 hours

Preparation Method

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