8 December 2014

Gingerbread Cake (Cake o queque de jengibre)








I'm afraid I do many recipes with ginger this Christmas!
I just love it!
The smell of the species is quite Christmas!
And this cake is delicious!

This delicious recipe is from Bon Appetit 











Ingredients
Cake

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter cut in pieces
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup light molasses
2 eggs beaten to blend
2 teaspooons grated peeled ginger

1 cup chilled heavy cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/4 cup lemon curd (store bought) or make your own.
finely grated lemon zest

  • Method
Preheat oven to 180° c (350F) Coat pan with nonstick spray.
Line bottom with parchment paper.
Spray paper too.
Whisk flour with cinnamon, ginger, salt,baking powder,baking soda in a medium bowl.
Place butter in a large bowl.
  • Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over whisk until melted 
  • Whisk in sugar and add  molasses (or corn syrup) beaten eggs and ginger.
  • Add dry ingredients whisk to blend . Transfer to prepared pan.
  • Bake until a tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean about 25 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Invert onto a wire rack, let cool and remove parchment.


Topping
Beat cream and sugar in a medium bowl until firm peaks form.
Fold in curd leaving swirls, Spread over cake, garnish with lemon zest and some berries.

Note:
If you make your own lemon curd wait is cool before adding the cream.















En español
Cake de jengibre












86 comments:

  1. Great ginger flavored Cake .....perfect for the season........ love it...

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  2. And they are very welcome Gloria! Ginger is perfect for Christmas and I can see how this cake is perfumed and delicious!!

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    1. I know Im crazy about ginger and cinnamon:)))

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  3. That icing makes it look even more special, yum! Although I have so many sweet things in the house right now, I really have to be careful with the calories!

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  4. I love the smell too, so wonderful.

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  5. Gloria, My better half would really enjoy this frosted ginger cake. She loves ginger! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  6. Hi Gloria, I've always loved ginger in savoury food, but haven't really tried it in sweet bakes, your look delicious, hope to try it out one day!

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    1. I use ginger for savoury and sweets and always is amazing Jasline!

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    1. Yes Betsy I love ginger too:)
      (especiallly in Christmas)

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  8. Ginger is so perfect this time of year. This cake looks so good! The frosting sounds like it adds some nice flavor to it! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess! Really the lemon curd is really delicious!

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  9. Amo lo zenzero ed i gingerbread cookies. Sono sicura che questa torta è strepitosa, semplicemente perfetta per questo periodo. Un abbraccio, buona giornata

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    1. Grazie. Adoro ginger cookies Fede. Un abbraccio cara!!!
      xo

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  10. Love the hint of lemon with the ginger - yum! Also your plates are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Suzy ! Oh you know I love beauty plates:)))

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  11. Che delizia!!! Una vera golosità! baci

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  12. Mamma mia golosissima :Pbaciiiiiii

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  13. I am a fan of gingerbread! This looks wonderfully delicious, Gloria.

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    1. Thanks ANgie, And smell delicious really:)

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  14. Great recipe, must be super delicious!

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  15. This cake looks delicious!!!
    A big kiss dear Gloria <3

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  16. Yummy!! Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? I need to get a pre made gingerbread house - you know I can't bake unless it comes out of a box! Hugs and love to you and your family.

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    1. aw Elsie the other day I saw beauty gingerbread house and coming in boxes but when I want one, they dissapear!!
      I think all people want one lol

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  17. Lovely! My favorite during the holidays!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  18. A heavenly cake! I wish I could taste it right now...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  19. It is such a wonderful time of year for gingerbread!

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    1. Yes Monique is like Christmas is spices and ginger!!
      xo

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  20. It sure is that time of year for gingerbread to appear

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  21. Zenzero e cannella sono le mie spezie preferite :)
    Ottima questa torta.
    Un bacio

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    1. Grazie Daniela, Love this spice too!
      un bacione!

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  22. I love ginger, this cake is very good! Bye SILVIA

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  23. A delicious recipe for Christmas ! A piece of gingerbread and a cup of tea ..yum !

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  24. Oh how I love this wonderfully festive gingerbread...and this topping looks absolutely delicious!
    Yum indeed!!

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  25. Dear Gloria, What a pretty and delicious cake to serve for the holidays. xoxo Catherine

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  26. Un gâteau bien beau et certainement bien bon.
    J'en mangerai avec plaisir.
    A bientôt

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  27. All those warm spice sing Christmas, Gloria. I don't think you can ever use to much Ginger this time of year:) Your cake looks warm and inviting. I sure wouldn't mind just a smidgen right now!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...

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    1. Thanks Louise !
      Really I love ginger and think like you:)
      xoxo

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  28. Hi Gloria, gingerbread is my favorite flavor this time of year, love the icing.

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  29. nice...kinda like a spice cake...i like my gingerbread crisp...with a bit of a snap...smiles.

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  30. Delicioso!!....a mi se me acabo el gengibre, asi que debo comprar....me encanto tu cake!.........Abrazotes, Marcela

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    1. Marcela estoy de acuerdo el jengibre es indispensable en esta epoca:))

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  31. Adoro i dolci con zenzero e cannella.. sia torte che biscotti..e che profumo! Buonissima la tua torta! baci

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  32. Your cake looks fabulous, Gloria!
    Perfect for the festive season!

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  33. un gâteau bien parfumé, j'aime beaucoup
    bonne journée

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  34. gingerbread cake sounds unique with the lemoncurd cream on it! lovely!

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  35. Mmm! It looks so delicious Gloria.

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  36. Perfect for the holidays, Gloria! And that lemony topping sounds amazing!!!

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    1. Like yours:)) Your lemon cake I love it!!
      Thanks Lizzy!

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  37. I love the smell of gingerbread too! The cake looks as delicious as it smells :)

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  38. Absolutely delicious, Gloria! I love your cakes so much! I love everything you cook!
    Have a nice day!
    A big hug,
    MG

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  39. Oooooh I loooooooove ginger. Bread, too.

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