Friday, November 23, 2012

Cinnamon ginger cake with caramel icing

I baked this ginger cake for Sweet Nan a couple of weeks before she went to God. She absolutely loved it, so much so that she even ate the last stale piece! Our last conversation was about this cake. If she were here for Christmas I would have had this cake on the table for her. What is Christmas without a bit of ginger?
This cake was super easy to make. The thing I enjoyed most about making it was the smell that filled the kitchen - the ginger and cinnamon aroma was a nice change. The only thing I was disappointed with was the icing. While it was perfect taste wise, I found it hard to work with when applying it to the cake. Not quite sure why as I followed everything to a tee, but as long as it tastes amazing is all that matters, right?
Although I don't like ginger cake all that much, I didn't mind this. It was an incredibly moist melt-in-your-mouth cake. So don't let these photos fool you into thinking this cake tastes terrible. If you have ginger lovers in your family, this cake will definitely be a Christmas table pleaser.
 (with flash)
 




 

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