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