I must say that it feels great to be back on track with Tuesdays with Dorie. While technically I only missed one week, it feels like forever since I've posted on here. Hopefully in the next few months I can really get on track and post much more frequently. I seem to always be baking something of some sort, but taking the time out to photograph them, then blog, is quite another story.
This week's recipe, chosen by Heather of Sherry Trifle, was the perfect way for me to ease myself back in. It is simple, but more importantly, delicious. Ginger is not something I really look for in a dessert, so I was a little apprehensive about this cake. I had actually planned on baking this early and giving it to my mum since she absolutely loves ginger, but I didn't get time (due to an upcoming post). Luckily, Dorie says that this cake freezes well, even after being iced. My mum has a nice little surprise when she next visits... unless I can't help myself.
I was really quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this cake. It is incredibly soft and moist, and the spices add a subtle warmth. The cake itself is so spectacular that in future, I will probably skip the icing all together. Icings made mostly from icing sugar do not really do much for me- besides, by itself, this cake tricks you into thinking it's not that bad for the hips.