English Gingerbread


Preparation info

  • Makes:

    2 inch

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      50 min

Appears in

Rose's Celebrations

Rose's Celebrations

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 1992

  • About

Kyle Cathie, the clever and discerning British editor of the UK version of The Cake Bible, informed me in no uncertain terms that a book could not be called a “cake bible” in England if it did not contain the beloved gingerbread. So when I went to England to retest all the cakes using British flour and ingredients, I developed this gingerbread recipe. It is a moist, spicy cake with an intriguing blend of buttery, lemony, wheaty and treacly flavors and an appealing alternative for people who stay away from gingerbread because of the molasses. Cut into squares and decorated with pumpkin faces it makes a delightful “treat” for Halloween.