Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 27: Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread



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.


10 comments:

NQN said...

Mmm that is so pretty, elegant and simple, it would be gorgeous with a cup of tea or coffee!

chocolatechic said...

OH...you have a pink cake stand.

How perfect!

SiHaN said...

i didn't think too much of the icing too. But at least it looked pretty darn good!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

Beautiful job...hope you had a nice trip!

pinkstripes said...

I love your little cake, it looks so delicious. I really, really enjoyed the gingerbread. YUM!

TeaLady said...

Pretty little cake. Nice job.

dharmagirl said...

I love your cake stand! I didn't ice my cake and it was delicious.

Bria said...

I'm glad we all loved this cake! Especially since it came as a surprise to most of us :)

Babette said...

Oh, so sweet, these little cakes. This is a keeper of a recipe for me.

margot said...

Your cake looks great, I'm glad you liked it!