Do you fancy baking something with the kids this weekend? How about these then ?
Awesome Ginger & Orange Cake
Makes 8 cakes; prep=20 minutes, cook=30-35 minutes
This cake is a sweet and scrummy introduction to ginger – have fun helping your little ones discover new tastes for their developing taste buds.
What you need
75 g/2½ oz unsalted butter
150 g/5½ oz golden syrup or black treacle
225 g/8 oz self-raising flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
225 g/8 oz coarse cut orange marmalade
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
What to do
Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark. Grease a 20 cm/8 inch square cake tin and line the base with baking parchment.
Melt the butter and syrup in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring well to combine. Remove the mixture from the heat and set aside.
Sift the flour, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl, then slowly pour the syrup mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine. Add the marmalade, egg, orange juice and 1 tablespoon of hot water and combine to make a soft mixture. Add a further 1–2 tablespoons of hot water if it is too stiff.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and spread evenly. Bake the cake for 30–35 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.
Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes in the tin before carefully removing it to a wire rack. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or cold with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Recipe from Ella’s Kitchen The Cook Book - the Red One which is out now (£14.99, Hamlyn). Visit EllasKitchen.co.uk for more information