Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Sticky Ginger Cake

One of my teachers, Miss B, knows I love cooking and was proud to tell me that over the summer she had won six prizes for her baking. One of those award winning recipes, was this ginger cake.

mrsbcake 002After tasting a slice of her loaf, I knew I wanted to bake it, so I asked “is this your secret recipe?” Thankfully she replied no, it was from the Tesco website. And so, it was made and enjoyed. Twice :)

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This cake is quite simple to bake, you’d think, all though the first time I made it, it was slightly undercooked. Whilst this didn’t stop us from liking and eating it, it was certainly better the second time! This loaf cake is the sort of bake that gets better (ie stickier!) after a week or so: but in our family this is unlikely to happen! It turned out moist and sticky, with a lovely warmth from the spices (I upped the amount of ginger and added cinnamon for more depth). Its also the sort of cake which you cut, eat and walk away from, just to want to go back for more. Its sturdiness makes it brilliant for picnics too! Now, after that effusive list of positives I’m just left to say: its pretty much an all rounder cake – enjoyed by everyone, its deservedly award winning, and just generally delicious :)

14 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake looks fantastic! A delighfully fragrant treat!

Cheers,

Rosa

cathy said...

mmm you know cake is good when you have to wash it off your fingers later. wish i could have a slice! but at least i have nice photos to look at :)

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Oh Lucy just pass a slice over will you, it looks divine.

Tulip said...

Hi Lucy, that cake looks fab, you a great little baker!

Will you be a love and nip over to my blog and see if you can help? I am trying to perfect a heavenly pink lemon cake and thought I could borrow your expertise on the subject! Its all for a good cause, ‘The help whip cancer appeal’
Thanks in advance!
Tulip
Just cut and paste the link...not sure how to post one into a comments box...if you do, maybe you'd like to teach me that too!!

http://tulipskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-need-help-with-my-heavenly-pink-lemon.html

Palidor said...

It looks wonderful!

Little Miss Baker said...

Wow Lucy this sound svery fall-like and delicious. The color is great too! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my site today to lend me some support and advice. To know I have loyal followers out there like you truly makes me heart sing. You are a great blogging friend and I have no intentions to hit delete thanks to you :) Have a blessed week and talk to you soon! xo

Emily said...

I don't blame you for wanting the recipe! It looks terrific. I must try this soon.

Karine said...

A ginger cake! That is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing :)

apparentlyjessy said...

MMM yum, I love ginger, I bet I would love this cake! It sure looks perfect!

Ash said...

I love your ginger cake! So simple and elegant!

Elra said...

Lucy, I'm totally impress. This ginger cake sounds so good!

Caroline@Bibliocook said...

Ginger cake is so yummy, isn't it? Always good to get a new recipe! I made my most recent one in a roasting tin so I could cut it into pieces rather than slices. Nice for a change!

Y said...

Yum, that looks like a seriously delicious cake, especially since I love all things ginger. I like how you increased the amount of spices in the cake (just the thing I would've done too!)

Hilary said...

Your teacher won SIX awards? She must be quite the baker! The cake certainly looks award-worthy.