One of our firm favourite bakes in this house (in fact, I’m making my 2nd of the week later on today) Jamaican Ginger Cake. Yes, we do still eat the factory made variety (They last about 10 minutes in this house!) but nothing beats homemade.
This is a great recipe for when you are running short of eggs as it only uses 1. Over the years I’ve mixed and matched with the ingredients in this – If you are running short of treacle, bung a bit more syrup in. It also works if you don’t have any stem ginger (I have forgotten to include it on several occasions) but it does make it wonderfully sticky.
What makes it a Jamaican Ginger Cake
There’s various theories on this. Some people believe that a Jamaican Ginger Cake should have a splash (or more) of rum. Some other believe it is the addition of copious amounts of dark treacle that give that rich flavour, dark colour and sticky texture. I tend to think it is the texture that is close and dense but not stodgy that remind us of Jamaican Ginger Cake. If you know of any other theories, please feel free to add!
For more Ginger Cake Recipes you might like:
Tropical Ginger Traybake – A lighter ginger bake. Great for serving at summer parties.
Gingerbread Roulade with Lemon Cream – Oh wow, this is one for special occasion but is actually super quick and easy to make.
Sticky Gingercake – We make this when we are out travelling. Oaty and tasty.
Family Ginger Traybake – Exactly what it says, suitable for all the family. Will disappear quickly so make 2!
Bake of the Week
Its fair to say that the hot weather last week made it unbearable to be in the kitchen on some days. Our entries for #BakeoftheWeek are down on usual but this is typical for summer and hot weather. Thanks though to the 3 entries that we do have – I’ve decided to feature all 3 rather than just 1 this week:
Jenny from Mummy Mishaps shared a great birthday Celebration Cake using new pink Kit Kats. My kids are now addicted to these!
These Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes from The Baking Explorer are perfect for summer birthday parties
Thumbprint Cookies take me right back to my childhood and these from the Gluten Free Alchemist are so cute.
Our linky is now open for more entries – We will be sharing across social media new entries and old. Hopefully now the weather is slightly cooler, people will be more tempted back into their kitchens. We cannot live off Magnums forever (or can we?)
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Where do we share #BakeoftheWeek entries?
- We are occasionally sharing on Mix & Facebook too as well.
- We comment on every post (Most weeks you will get 2 comments from us)
- We include a pic and a link to each entry in the following week’s roundup
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