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Chocolate and Ginger Cream Cake

28 Nov

It was my birthday on Monday so the perfect excuse to come up with something special with flavours I love, chocolate and ginger. I wanted a light cake that would go really well with a cream filling and topping.

Ingredients:

  • Inch of fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 170g unsalted butter or Stork
  • 170g soft light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tbs golden syrup
  • 160g dark chocolate
  • 250g buttermilk

for the filling/topping

  • 250g whipping cream
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger peeled and sliced

Method

  • Start with the filling. bring the cream and ginger to almost boiling in a pan. Put in a bowl, cover and place in fridge for at least two hours, or overnight. Before using, strain the cream and whip into peaks.
  • preheat oven to 180C/gas mark 4
  • grease and line two 7 inch cake tins
  • put the fresh ginger and caster sugar together in a bowl and set aside.
  • melt 60g of the chocolate either in the microwave or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water. Leave to cool
  • chop the remainder of the chocolate into small pieces
  • In another bowl cream the butter and brown sugar together until fluffy.
  • beat in the eggs one at a time
  • beat in the golden syrup
  • beat in the melted chocolate and the sugared ginger
  • add the ground ginger and cinnamon to the flour
  • add one third of the flour and spice mixture to the cake batter and fold in
  • add one third of the butter milk to the cake batter and fold in
  • continue to add the further two thirds of flour and buttermilk alternately until it is all folded into the cake batter.
  • fold in the chopped up chocolate
  • divide the mixture between the two tins
  • bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.7
  • allow to cool, first in tins, then on a rack
  • Once cakes are completely cool cover on cake generously with the whipped ginger cream
  • place the other cake on top and cover the top with the remainder of the cream

The combination of ginger and chocolate with the ginger cream really is delicious. I enjoyed my birthday cake 🙂

 

Chocolate and Ginger Cream Cake

 

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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in my cakes

 

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