December is here! That means, Christmas is also almost here… Have you started your Cake & Wine preps? As usual, I've soaked the fruits for more than a year and am planning to start my Fruit Cake baking marathon next week. Like always, I wanted to share with you a cake recipe, which is apt for this season. I almost zeroed in on a Coconut Rum Raisin Cake with Rum glaze. It sounded and looked yum! But it has some ingredients which is not easily available everywhere.
So, I searched n searched and landed on this one. This is a Gingerbread Pound cake recipe. Btw, if you havent tried Gingerbread before and you are a bit hesitant, let me tell you this. This cake doesn't have a bitter taste or a bad ginger aftertaste. This is a spiced pound cake, more like a cinnamon pound cake, with rich buttery taste and fine moist crumbs. The taste of ginger and spices is very subtle. It's very good to have with your morning or evening tea and it is also a good Christmas gift :)
Btw, if you havent yet soaked the fruits, go ahead and soak it right away. If you are looking for an eggless and alcohol free fruit cake, you can see it here. If you want to try a chocolate fruit cake, you can see it here.
Hope you get to try this Gingerbread and like it too..
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Hi maria, want to know b4 preparing ginger’s ground juice put ? or grated to put ?
Thanks & regards
Sorry…I meant 1tsp ginger powder
Tried this Maria…came out good. The texture was soft. I used 1 tbsp of ginger powder but it was the cinnamon and nutmeg that had the prominence in aroma and flavor. Also I felt that 3/4tsp salt made it a tad bit too salty. Any suggestions to get a stronger ginger flavour ? My family enjoyed it with whipped cream…thanks for the recipe
Thanks for trying this cake. Nice to know that it came out well for you. Yeah this taste is more like a spiced pound cake. may be next time you can use a combination of fresh ginger and ginger powder, to get more ginger flavour. The original recipe called for 1 tsp salt and I reduced it to 3/4 :) However, if you felt it was a bit salty, may be you can use 1/2 tsp next time.
Hi Maria chechi
Always a fan of your recipies, cakes look yummy
Just a suggestion can you please post a carrot cake recipe, maybe an easier version (cooker or microwave option), not everyone has an oven and a microwave option will suit us.
Thank you very much :) I’ve already posted three diff versions of carrot cake, you can see the recipes here: https://mariasmenu.com/desserts/carrot-cake, https://mariasmenu.com/favourites/moist-carrot-cupcake-with-cream-cheese-frosting, https://mariasmenu.com/snacks-starters/carrot-and-apple-muffins-bread. You can see the details of baking in MW here: https://mariasmenu.com/desserts/double-chocolate-brownies-and-all-you-need-to-know-about-microwave-baking-guest-post
Hope this helps..
Sorry for my ignorance Maria, I’m going to try Carrot cake first then this one.Thanks again.
It’s ok Arun, no worries :) Hope you get to try the carrot cake soon. Happy baking!
Hi Maria…will try this for sure. Do you have a good recipe for gingerbread cookies? Been looking around with no luck.
Sorry dear, I havent tried it yet :(