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.

14 comments:

kim said...

it looks great!! glad you liked it, so did i. golden syrup is lighter than molasses and has a milder flavor, so i guess it would change the color and flavor a bit.

Cakelaw said...

It looks good Tammy. I used treacle instead of molases, as I would have had to go to the health food store to get molasses here.

pinkstripes said...

Your gingerbread looks delicious. I used golden syrup too (I don't like molasses) and the taste was out of this world.

Engineer Baker said...

Glad you liked it - it looks awesome! I must admit, I love crystallized ginger :)

n.o.e said...

What a great take on this recipe, Tammy, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I love golden syrup and use it in place of corn syrup all the time. I'd love to see how that changed the flavor of the cake. I love molasses but didn't like this cake - I thought the flavors clashed. But I'm not sure anything could have made me like gingerbread with chocolate.
Nancy

The Food Librarian said...

Looks yummy. Glad you liked it!

Snooky doodle said...

looks so good! I love the addition of chocolate chunks too. I have to try it :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

you totally spoil those builders! looks great!

Jules Someone said...

Those are some lucky builders! I have to find some golden syrup and try it out one day.

Danielle said...

Your cake came out great good job!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cake looks so moist and delicious! Fantastic job with this recipe!

Judy said...

I love both molasses and crystallized ginger -- I just snack on it -- so the cake was just fine for me. I still have some golden syrup on hand, so it would be a good comparison to make it again with that.

farah said...

Good job Tammy, your cake looks delicious :)

TeaLady said...

It looks really, really good. Moist and chocolatey. Fantastic.