Chef Jamie Gwen’s Cast Iron Gingerbread Cake
Straight from the grill, this simple and scrumptious sweet might just become your favorite holiday cake ever! Twin Eagles partner Chef Jamie Gwen uses her Twin Eagles Outdoor Gas Grill to make this spectacular Cast Iron Gingerbread Cake. Get the recipe below!
1 stick (4 ounces) butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
Vanilla Sauce (see below)
Create a 2-zone fire on your Twin Eagles Outdoor Gas Grill by heating one side of the grill to medium/low heat. Check the temperature gauge and regulate the heat to reach an internal temperature inside the grill of 350ºF.
by heating one side of the grill to medium/low heat. Check the temperature gauge and regulate the heat to reach an internal temperature inside the grill of 350ºF.
Spray a 12-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray.
Using an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until light in color and smooth, about 3 minutes.
Add the egg and molasses and mix well to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix to combine. Slowly pour in the hot water and mix until smooth (the batter will be thin).
Pour batter into the cast iron skillet and place the skillet on the no-heat side of your BBQ for indirect cooking. Grill for 35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Serve warm with whipped cream and vanilla sauce.
Chef’s Tip: For a crazy great shortcut to Crème Anglaise, or Vanilla Sauce, melt 1 cup of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream until smooth.
Jamie Gwen is a CIA Grad, Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author who can be seen stirring up something delicious on television, on the radio and in print from coast-to-coast. She brings the best to radio with her weekly syndicated radio show heard every Sunday on radio stations across the country and in SoCal on Talk Radio 790 KABC. Jamie can be seen on KTLA Channel 5, on HSN and on national television news shows sharing her seasonal lifestyle approach and her passion for food. Her recipes are featured on chefjamie.com and on Microsoft’s worldwide Food & Drink App. Jamie’s most recent cookbook, co-authored by Lana Sills and entitled Good Food For Good Times 2, is now available as an eBook and has been featured on The Talk, Emeril Live and Martha Stewart.