Three Cosy Treats to Bake with Fresh Ginger

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Warmly spiced baked goods are best enjoyed when the weather turns chilly. These three recipes for gingerbread cake, ginger muffins and chocolate gingerbread cookies will warm your belly with a double dose of ginger — fresh ginger and dried. 

Cosy baking with fresh ginger: three recipes for gingerbread cake, muffins and cookies made with fresh ginger

We’re in for a chilly few days, the start of winter weather here in Southern New Brunswick. This kind of forecast always gets me thinking about warming baked goods, especially gingerbread.

There is no shortage of gingerbread recipes on our website. In fact, recipes that call for ginger are a bit of a specialty on this website and we have a whole section devoted to these sorts of recipes.

Today I’m calling out three cosy treats that you can bake with fresh ginger.

Fresh ginger adds a bit of moisture to your baked goods along with the heat. If you don’t have fresh ginger, regular dried ginger can be substituted in these recipes. Use about 1/4 tsp. of dried ginger for each Tbsp. of fresh ginger called for.

You’ll notice that these recipes also call for dried ginger. A combination of the two is a great way to turn up the heat in you baked goods.

Three Cosy Treats to Bake with Fresh Ginger

Fresh Ginger Gingerbread Cake

In this super moist cake recipe from my Aunt Nana a full 1/4 cup of fresh ginger adds heat and moisture. The recipe calls for dried ginger too. Fresh ginger cake recipe is moist and beautifully spiced with fresh ginger, powdered ginger, cloves and a little pepper.

Healthy Ginger Molasses Muffins

In this simple, light-textured muffin recipe from a reader, fresh ginger is the star.

healthy ginger molasses muffins

Sparkly Chocolate Ginger Cookies

These chewy cookies get a nice bite from both fresh and dried ginger, a flavour that is perfect with chocolate. You’ll find these cookies warming but not too spicy. Dress them up to give as a gift or keep them plain for a treat with tea or coffee.

Sparkly chocolate gingerbread cookies

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