Family Food

Espresso Gingerbread Cake

I think I am officially an Ina convert. I love her — well at least her recipes. Tonight we had our weekly family dinner and I prepared Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic from the Barefoot in Paris cookbook — delicious. In fact, I looked over at my parents’ plates during dinner and all that was left was bones. We served it with mashed potatoes and green beans.

For dessert I made this fantastic Espresso Gingerbread Cake from Fine Cooking. If you like gingerbread you MUST try this cake. The addition of the espresso adds a great flavor to the cake and it bakes up just the way we like gingerbread cake — moist on the inside and a little chewy on the edge. And for those of you wondering where the craftiness is, I’ll be back tomorrow with a hat for Katrina — just in time for our first batch of the white stuff.

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4 Responses to “Family Food”


  1. 1 connie January 22, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    look at the texture and design of that cake! amazing!

  2. 2 Kristen January 22, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    That cake looks incredible! I love the photo!

  3. 3 melissa f. January 23, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    oh i know what you mean about ina. even more than the recipes, she gives you permission to do certain things (only make two or three things, etc.). i end up converting most of the recipes to be meat free or lower fat or whatever, but her original ideas about it all have given me a good new way of thinking about cooking.


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