|1 cup||all purpose flour|
|1 1/2 tsp||baking powder|
|3 tbsp||finely chopped crystallized ginger|
|2/3 cup||white sugar|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Lightly grease and flour a 9-inch cake pan.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs for 2 minutes using an electric mixer. Gradually add sugar and continue beating for 3 to 4 minutes, until pale yellow and fluffy.
Add water and vanilla, and mix to combine. Add dry ingredients and continue to beat with an electric mixer for another minute.
Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Per serving (1/8 cake): 164 cal, 4 g pro, 2 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 g carb, 1 g fibre, 54 mg chol, 122 mg sodium
Tip: Crystallized ginger is ginger that has been dried and preserved in a sugar coating. It's slightly chewy, spicy and sweet. You can find it in the bulk section of most major grocery stores, or your local bulk food store.
Good source of iron
Low in sodium
Low in fat
Low in saturated fat
Source: Heart Healthy Foods for Life