Triple Ginger Skillet Cake

Triple Ginger Skillet Cake

This cake, at its best when warm, is full of dark molasses flavor and three kinds of ginger (fresh, ground and crystallized). It can be served with powdered sugar, whipped cream or even ice cream — a drizzle of caramel sauce is especially nice, too.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 325 degrees, and lightly grease a 12-inch oven-safe skillet with unsalted butter.
  2. Step 2

    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the remaining butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the molasses, and grate the ginger using a fine grater into the mixing bowl. Mix until well combined, scraping the bowl as necessary, 1 minute more. Add the egg and mix to incorporate, about 30 seconds more.
  3. Step 3

    In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt to combine. Add half of the flour mixture to the mixer and mix on low speed to combine. Scrape the bowl well.
  4. Step 4

    Add the milk and mix to incorporate. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the crystallized ginger by hand.
  5. Step 5

    Pour the batter into the prepared skillet, and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the surface with turbinado sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Let cool for 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, garnished with powdered sugar.