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Print This Delicious and Healthy Herman Plantation Ginger Cake Recipe

Herman Plantation Gingerbread Cake Recipe

What a wonderful recipe to make a for Christmas treat. There is nothing like the soothing smells of gingerbread wafting through the house on a cold winters day.

1 pound can Sliced pears in juice
1 package (14.5 ounces) Gingerbread mix
1/2 cup Herman Starter
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup Pear juice

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 to
Pan Type ~ 8" x 8" x 2" cake pan
Preheat oven, grease your cake pan.

Drain pears, reserve the juice.
Arrange pear slices in a circle around pan bottom of prepared cake pan. Pour 1/4 cup of pear juice over the pear sections.

Empty gingerbread mix into bowl and add Herman, water and 1/4 cup juice, reserving the remainder of juice for Lemon Sauce recipe. Beat vigorously with spoon until well-blended.

Spoon herman gingerbread cake batter over pear sections, carefully, and bake Gingerbread Herman until done.

Do not over-bake!

Cool Herman Cake on rack for 10 minutes; run knife blade around
cake edge to loosen and invert cake over plate. Serve gingerbread cake warm, along with whipped cream and lemon sauce (recipe to follow).

1 small package Lemon Pudding & Pie filling (not Instant)
Remaining Pear juice
2 Tablespoons butter

Mix ingredients according to package except use 1/4 cup less sugar to prepare the mix. Cook pudding according to directions, then remove from heat and stir in butter, cool slightly.
Thin to pouring consistency using the remainder of pear juice.

9 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 255 g
Calories 639
Calories from Fat 275
Total Fat 30.5g 47%
Saturated Fat 5.9g 30%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 730mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 85.6g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
Sugars 46.0g
Protein 4.9g
Vitamin A 2% • Vitamin C 10% • Calcium 0% • Iron 13%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!