Another cake recipe taken from the bookand Mark bought me last Christmas.
Knowing how much Geoff loves ginger I just had to make this cake for him…
Honey and spice cake
3cm piece of root ginger peeled.
125g runny honey
140g unsalted butter
50g dark brown soft sugar
40g rye flour
100g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice.
Grate the ginger onto some muslin and squeeze the ginger juice into a bowl.
In a saucepan over low heat warm the honey, syrup,butter and sugar till hot and butter is melted.
Remove from heat and whisk using an electric mixer for 2 1/2 min’s then add eggs and ginger juice. whisk for another 2 1/2 min’s.
The mixture should have cooled lightened and thickened.
Sift the flours , baking powder and spices.
Fold dry ingredients into the honey mixture, which will be unusually wet.
pour into loaf tin and bake in centre of oven at 170 for 50 to 60 min’s.
Leave to cool in the tin.
I can tell you it smells divine and has a slightly sticky top but we shall have to wait till the week-end before Geoff can tell us what it tastes like 🙂