Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gingerbread Spice Cake

This recipe is from Jessica Seinfeld's "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook.

Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 60 minutes
Serves: 8 - 10

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 cup broccoli puree
1/2 cup carrot puree
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup molasses
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

2. In a bowl or Ziploc bag, mix the flours with the baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and salt; set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar, oil, and egg until smooth. Beat in the vegetable purees, yogurt, molasses, vanilla, and orange zest. Add the flour mixture and mix until smooth.

4. Pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in the pan before turning the cake out onto a rack to cool completely.

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