Monday, 7 March 2011

Busy Baking Weekend

Well Thomas' Baby Dinosaur cake was a huge success!  He ate the tongue before he left the party & declared to his Dad that he was going to be eating the head when he got home!  His Mum said that when they got home he ate a bit of the tail, a few toes & the sole of one his feet!!  The mini dinosaur cakes were also popular and given to the kids to take home.

Sunday night needed something comforting to eat and what better than nicely spiced ginger cake.  This recipe has got to be the simplest ever to takes literally 10 minutes to put the ingredients together and then 30 - 40 minutes in the oven and you have an incredibly light ginger cake.  It would work well with a nice cream cheese frosting on it as well...........

Easy Ginger Cake Recipe
2 cups SR flour
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 oz margarine
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 egg
1 cup boiling hot water

Mix all the dry ingredients together and then rub in the margarine until resembles breadcrumbs (I just put it in the food mixer and blast for 5 mins).  Add the egg, syrup and boiling water and mix until smooth.  Pour into a greased cake tin (I use a square tin and then cut the cake into small squares once baked).

The cake is nice and fluffy in texture (some ginger cakes can be quite dense, but not this one) and after a day you get the nice sticky texture to the top of the cake.  Delicious with a cup of tea!

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