Thursday, April 10, 2014

Snowy Gingerbread Cake

   

I made this cake for my son's 2 nd birthday last year. As the name suggest,it doesn't have the ginger flavour, but it has the flavour of jam and spice. I got this recipe from cookery App of my Iphone called 'Sweet Baking'..Its a nice app for baking with step by step pictures..Its a delicious cake..Do try it :)






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INGREDIENTS:

  • All purpose flour/Maida - 2 cups
  • powdered sugar - 1 cup
  • Ginger paste - 1 & half tsp
  • Grounded Cloves - 1 tsp
  • Grounded Cinnamon- 1 tsp
  • Eggs - 2 large
  • Baking pdr - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Cold Milk - 1 cup
  • unsalted butter - 50 gm ( 1/2 cup)
  • mixed fruit jam - 1 cup ( you can use any flavour jam)
*For topping:

  • Milk chocolate - 100 gm
  • Icing sugar / whipping pdr - 1 cup ( can reduce according to your taste)
  • cold milk - 2 tbsp

METHOD:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/170 C


2 .In a bowl,mix together flour,cinnamon,cloves,ginger and  baking pdr.- Dry Mixture

3. In another bowl,add eggs, sugar and butter and beat well with a electric beater until creamy i.e, it 
    should form ribbon like structure when pouring from height.- wet mixture

4. Add milk into the dry mixture and mix well with the spatula without any lumps.

5. Add mixed fruit jam and mix well

6. Finally add egg mixture( wet mixture) and mix gently in a clock wise direction ( Don't mix too         hard as cake may turn hard after baking)

7.Grease the baking pan with little butter or oil and sprinkle little maida.Tap the excess flour by 
   turning pan upside-down.

8. Pour the cake batter to the greased pan and bake in a oven for 40-45 mins until a knife inserted      into the cake comes out clean

9. Take the cake out of oven and let it cool completely.

*For Topping:

1.Heat a pan( non-stick pan is better in order to avoid burning) at a very low flame, melt white          chocolate pieces and stir in between.

2.Take a bowl and mix together icing sugar and milk till thick.

3. Pour this into the chocolate mixture and stir for 1 or 2 mins and off the flame.


4.Pour this mixture immediately on the top of the cakespreading evenly.( u should pour this mixture while hot,otherwise it will become solid when cold).


5. let the cake cool completely and refrigerate this cake for1 or 2 hrs.

 *Those who don't like topping,can avoid it...cake also taste delicious without topping