Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Awesome Orange and Ginger Cake

The lovely people at Ellas Kitchen recently sent me some Halloween recipes that all the family can enjoy. I thought i'd share my favourite with you lovely lot! 

What you need
·    75 g/2½ oz unsalted butter
·    150 g/5½ oz golden syrup or black treacle
·    225 g/8 oz self-raising flour
·    2 teaspoons ground ginger
·    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·    225 g/8 oz coarse cut orange marmalade
·    1 egg, beaten
·    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice

What to do
·    Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark. Grease a 20 cm/8 inch square cake tin and line the base with baking parchment.
·    Melt the butter and syrup in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring well to combine. Remove the mixture from the heat and set aside.
·    Sift the flour, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl, then slowly pour the syrup mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine. Add the marmalade, egg, orange juice and 1 tablespoon of hot water and combine to make a soft mixture. Add a further 1–2 tablespoons of hot water if it is too stiff.
·    Pour the mixture into the cake tin and spread evenly. Bake the cake for 30–35 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.
·    Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes in the tin before carefully removing it to a wire rack. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or cold with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.

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