Tuesday, January 27, 2009
TWD - Fresh Ginger & Chocolate Cake
This week’s TWD recipe is fresh ginger and chocolate cake chosen by Heather of Sherry Trifle. The photo of this cake has always appealed to me, so it was good to get the opportunity to make it!
The cake is a delicately flavoured ginger cake, including as well as ground ginger, grated fresh ginger. There is also some melted chocolate and chocolate chunks to give it a bit more interest. There was an option of including sliced preserved ginger, but I left this out as this was another cake for the builders and not everyone likes large pieces of ginger . I am one of those people – I love the flavour of ginger but don’t like crystallised or preserved ginger.
This cake is incredibly moist. It has molasses in it, but I didn’t have any, so used golden syrup – having never cooked with molasses before, I am not sure what difference this would have made to the flavour. The glaze on top was made with chocolate subtly flavoured with coffee. It goes surprisingly well with the ginger and chocolate cake. I would definitely make this cake again – I loved it. See if the other TWDers enjoyed it as much as I did here.