- What should I wear?
I seem to be asking myself this everyday and not it a normal "my wardrobe is full, but I have no clothes and hate everyone way" but because the weather is so random. Hot, cold, humid, rainy?!....who knows. Now as much as I love it not being too cold, I would rather the weather made up it's mind and I knew what was going on. I mean it's October, enough already, I want my cool crisp nights and snugly jumpers!
If the weather won't embrace the correct season I sure as heck will! Cue this spicy, rich ginger cake! I absolutely love winter and am really looking forward to Halloween, Fireworks night and Christmas (but we won't mention that yet). Anything that reminds me of the winter season is a favourite in my book. Ginger is so warm, flavoursome and lovely in this cake.
- I used to make Bundt cake's all the time with my mum and grandma in america. They always produce moist cakes - something to do with not having to cook the middle of the cake - and they look great.
The trouble is getting it out of the tin (you can only grease the crevices so much) but it always seems to break a bit every time. I mean I don't mind so much because I use icing as a sort of glue which means you may get more icing as an added bonus when you tuck in.
I was super pleased recently when I found a silicone bundt tin! It is great, the cake comes out of the tin perfect every time.
- I used a recipe from Allrecipes.co.uk. I love this site, It's really useful reading people's comments and making a tried and tested recipe. I did adjust it slightly because of the comments- my version is ingredients below.
- 100g caster sugar
- 125g butter
- 1 egg
- 100ml treacle
- 125g Golden syrup
- 300g plain flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2/3 teaspoon ground ginger (or use fresh if you can)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 250ml hot water
I topped it with cinnamon cream but it would also go great with cream cheese icing.
1. Whisk double cream, with half a teaspoon of cinnamon, until it forms soft peaks.
2. Slather on top - lovely and fresh!