This cake is extremely gingery! It’s perfect for a cold winters night.

4oz fresh ginger
2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup boiling water
2 eggs
1 lemon
1 cup powdered sugar

Peel and chop the ginger. Pulverize it until all large pieces are broken up. Combine flour, cinnamon and cloves in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, molasses and canola oil. Stir the boiling water into the baking soda and mix until dissolved. Add the water and baking soda mixture to the bowl of liquid ingredients and mix well. Stir in the eggs. Finally add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, and stir for 1 minute. Bake at 300 for 1 hour in a greased 9×9 inch pan.

Squeeze the juice and mix together with the powdered sugar. After the cake has cooled for a few minutes pour the glaze over each slice of cake.