Wednesday, July 23, 2008

APPLE GINGER CAKES WITH LEMON ICING


I love ginger cake and came across this recipe from Australian Women's Weekly. To quote from the book 'it's the fabulous fusion of flavours that makes these little cakes unique'.

The tin they were cooked in, I believe, is called a 6-hole mini fluted pan or you could use a texas-style muffin pan which is 180ml capacity. You can buy these from eBay or TK Maxx. I'm sure other online stores also sell these.

I greased the mini fluted pan with Cake Release from Lakeland, this helps them to come out of the pan cleanly.

WOMEN'S WEEKLY HOME BAKED

ISBN 1863964118 - Page 225

Makes: 12

You will need: 2 six-hole mini fluted pans or 2-six hole texas muffin pans, well greased.

250g butter (softened), 330g dark brown sugar, 3 medium eggs, 90g golden syrup, 300g plain flour, 1½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda, 2 tablespoons ground ginger, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 170g coarsely grated apple (unpeeled weight 200g - a large apple or 1½ average size apples), 160ml hot water.

1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.
2. Beat the butter and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beat until well combined between additions. Stir in syrup.
3. Transfer mixture to medium bowl, stir in sifted dry ingredients, then apple and the water.
4. Divide mixture among prepared pans, smooth tops.
5. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes. Stand cakes in pan 5 minutes, then turn onto wire racks to cool.
6. Drizzle lemon icing over cakes.

Lemon Icing

320g icing sugar, 2 teaspoons softened butter, 80ml lemon juice (approx 2 lemons).

Stir icing sugar into medium heatproof bowl, stir in butter and juice to form a paste. Place bowl over small saucepan of simmering water, stir until icing is a pouring consistency.

14 comments :

Jules said...

I love ginger and lemon together. These look delicious.

Beth said...

I haven't hhad ginger cake for ages. My mum used to make an amazing one - but she hasn't made it for years. Perhaps I should suprise her with this one

Sylvie said...

Those look fab.

Dee said...

I love ginger cake too! I usually make a pear and ginger cake. I'm not sure why I've never thought of apple, hmm...
The lemon icing is a lovely touch.

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Ginger and lemon look awesome together...

Cakelaw said...

These little cakes are so cute! Ginger in anything baked is wonderful.

Veronica said...

I love lemon and ginger together. But I really love dark chocolate and ginger...I wonder how these would taste is you left out the apples and topped it with dark chocolate instead of lemon? They look very pretty!

The Caked Crusader said...

oh wow! These are beautiful cakes. I've never had ginger with apple and imagine it makes it very moist indeed.
Lovely photos

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Margaret I am trying to imagine and relish the taste, it would have and i agree that it will be a fabulous fusion of flavours that makes these little cakes unique. Nice apple ginger cake with lemon icing...thanks for sharing the recipe.

We Are Never Full said...

oh my ....

i'd like a spoon right now, please!

Antonia said...

Ginger and lemon? My favourite comnbination. The apple is a really interesting addition that I'd love to try. I love the moulds you used - so pretty.

Rosie said...

Ginger and lemon - oh wow what agreat combo and they also look so cute too :)

Rosie x

Maria said...

Great combination of flavours!

Maria
x

Margaret said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments - they are much appreciated.

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