Monday, May 29, 2006

Boscobel Beach Ginger Cake

I tried to make this cake over the weekend in time for SHF but I just couldn't find the time to do it. I had the intention to make it for about a week and I wanted to try the recipe so, even though it is blazing hot outside today, I turned on the oven and made it.

The cake is from Canadian Living and is called the Boscobel Beach Ginger Cake. I wanted to try it because it contains a 1/4 cup of freshly grated ginger and no molasses which I thought was great. I wanted the intense spicy flavour of the ginger to be front and centre.

The cake mixed up beautifully and is a wonderful moist, dense cake. The ginger did not make the cake taste bitter - it was a nice mellow ginger with a hint of cinnamon. A perfect cake for sharing with friends in your kitchen or on the beach. I can almost imagine being in Jamaica right now since it is so hot today. Sitting by the sea, a warm island breeze blowing, soca beats in the distance with a piece of ginger cake and a tall, cold glass of lemonade. Bliss.

Recipe: Boscobel Beach Ginger Cake


linda said...

It's a pity you weren't in time for SHF!
1/4 cup fresh ginger AND 4 ts ground ginger...this sounds like a seriously gingery cake!

Also I wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the recipe meme...

pinknest said...

sounds divine!

Ivonne said...

Hi Jen,

Beautiful cake. I know what you mean about SHF. I had a busy family weekend and on top of that with the heat I just couldn't bring myself to bake anything.

Well done!

Randi said...

The cake I made called for 1/4 cup of fresh ginger too. I didnt use that much because I was afriad it would be too hot. It's certainly hot enough outside though isnt it?

Canadian Baker said...

Linda - It sure whas gingery...thanks for the meme tag. :)

Pinknest - Thank you!

Ivonne - Thanks! The weekend just flew by and, like you said, it was way too hot!

Randi - I thought it would be bitter but it wasn't. You're right though, a spicy ginger cake is no competition for our hot weather. :)