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Layered Gingerbread

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  Honey 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Whipping cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Shredded orange peel 2 Teaspoon
  Semi-sweet chocolate 1 Ounce, grated

In small bowl, combine honey, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
In large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In large mixing bowl, cream brown sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
Gradually beat honey mixture into brown sugar mixture, using high speed of electric mixer.
Add egg and lemon peel; mix well.
Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately, stirring well after each addition.
Pour into 2 waxed-paper-lined 8 x1 1/2 inch round dishes.
Cook, one at a time, at MEDIUM (5) for 7 minutes, giving dish half turn once.
Cook at HIGH 1/2 to 2 minutes or till done.
Cool 10 minutes.
Remove from dishes; cool on racks.
Whip cream with granulated sugar rill soft peaks form.
Spread one layer of cake with part of the whipped cream.
Sprinkle with half the peel and half the chocolate.
Top with second layer of cake.
Frost top and sides with remaining whipped cream; sprinkle with remaining peel and chocolate.
Chill at least 1 hour.

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