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
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...
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.
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?
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. :)
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