Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.




Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake with Peach Whipped Cream
Panera Bread Recipe

Serves 10

1½ cups oat flour
¾ cup whole grain pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of salt
1/3 cup canola oil
¼ cup light molasses
1 ¼ cups hot tap water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
¼ cup sugar
½ cup heavy cream, chilled
3 tablespoons peach all-fruit preserves, melted

Preheat the oven to 350degrees.
Coat an 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.In a medium bowl, mix the oat flour, pastry flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. In a large bowl, mix the oil and molasses.
In a 2-cup glass measure, mix the water and baking soda. Whisk into the molasses mixture.
Gradually whisk in the flour mixture. Whisk in the egg, egg yolk, and sugar. Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and place on the rack to cool completely. Place the cream and preserves in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed beat until soft peaks form. Serve over wedges of the cake.

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