BONFIRE STICKY GINGERBREAD CAKE

Remember, remember the 5th of November...a night where it always rains and you are wrapped up in so many layers you resemble the Michelin man. Isn't it a great? This year we will be gathering at my brother's new house to celebrate with a (mini) bonfire, fireworks, hot dogs, jacket spuds and toasted marshmallows and definitely a cup or two of mulled wine...I can barely wait!

What's my contribution I hear you ask, this deliciously sticky and incredibly moreish gingerbread spice cake.
INGREDIENTS
200g black treacle
300g dark muscovado sugar
200g unsalted butter
2 large eggs, beaten
200g plain flour
1/2 zest of orange
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
225ml natural yoghurt

FOR THE TOPPING
75ml icing sugar
fresh pomegranate seeds

METHOD
  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 20cm cake tin.
  2. Place the butter, treacle and sugar in a saucepan and gently heat until the butter and sugar have melted.
  3. Take off the heat and beat in the egg using a balloon whisk.
  4. Sieve the flour, bicarb of soda, ginger and cinnamon into a large bowl. Pour in the sugar and butter mixture and again mix using a balloon whisk until combined. Add the yoghurt and stir well until combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the greased tin and place in the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Place some foil over the cake halfway through cooking if it is starting to brown too much.
  6. Leave to cool in the tin for 30 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. For the topping place the icing sugar in a bowl and pour a little warm water, a tablespoon should be enough, into the bowl and mix well. Sparingly add more water until you have a thick runny icing.
  8. Drizzle the icing over the cake and scatter with pomegranate seeds. Leave for 20 minutes for the icing to set and then serve.
The warming flavours in this cake make it the perfect accompaniment for cold evenings and celebrations whether that is Bonfire Night, Halloween or Christmas!

5 comments

  1. omg this looks amazing! Need to make this asap!

    whatevawears.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This looks so yum! I hope you have a fab night with your family x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  3. This is to die for! I love to cook, but I'm a totally noob on making desserts... I have to practice more to create this yummy ideas!

    Kate x | http://katealifestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. this looks so lovely. we don't celebrate the 5th of november but the 11th and this cake would be perfect for it.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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