Cranberry Gingerbread

When Food & Wine’s Kay Chun makes a gingerbread loaf like the one here, she adds plenty of tart and tangy fresh cranberries. The loaf is perfect sliced, spread with sweet butter and served alongside a cup of hot tea.

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  • Servings: 8
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  • 1/2 cup canola oil, plus more for greasing
  • 3/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries (6 ounces), coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk the 1/2 cup of canola oil with the molasses, brown sugar, eggs, ginger and cranberries. In a medium bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Whisk the flour mixture into the molasses mixture until well blended.

  2. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean with a few moist crumbs attached. Transfer to a rack and let cool for 10 minutes, then unmold the gingerbread and let cool to room temperature before slicing and serving.

Make Ahead

The gingerbread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published December 2016

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 3

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Andria Weil

Review Body: I've made this once nad am about to make it again.  My entire family of five loved it although it works better if you use a 5x9 pan.  If you have the smaller size they recommend, then only fill it 3/4 of the way or it will overflow.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-12-03

Author Name: Frank G. Cirillo

Review Body: Frank G. Cirillo I made this recipe for the family, and they liked it a lot.  Keeping in mind some of the other reviews, I put the batter into two loaf tins and adjusted the cooking time to about 35 minutes to compensate for the smaller loaves, and they came out perfect.  There was only one suggestion, two of my kids preferred the gingerbread loaves without the cranberries, but, personally, I like the cranberries.

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-12-26

Author Name: @RedBlowdryer

Review Body: Great recipe idea. I love how this flavour sounds very tasty :) How many will this make per recipe? 

Date Published: 2016-11-29

Author Name: BelleSans

Review Body: Thank you for sharing your thought process, though I haven't tried it yet, I feel it will come out really good! Keep the inspiration coming.. :)

Date Published: 2016-11-29

Author Name: ahabgood

Review Body: Typo?! I made this exactly as written, and it completely overflowed out of the 8x4 tin. Could it have been intended to fill TWO 8x4 tins? The batter tastes good, but I hate that I have to throw out a whole recipe despite following it as written. This was going to be a hostess gift along with a candied ginger & honey compound butter. :(

Review Rating: 2

Date Published: 2016-11-22