Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Heaven on a plate~

Soft..sweet ..delicious..decadent..comfort dessert~

This is Marie's Cake~

I think I have made it 12 times since the first time:)

It's absolutely delish..Just make sure you don't overcook the icing..Let It Be~ As the Beatles so brilliantly put it♥

La Recette

*Ginger Cake with Caramel Icing*
Serves 10
Printable Recipe

A deliciously divine cake filled with the spicy flavours of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and covered in a luciously buttery caramel icing. We didn't have any today, but vanilla ice cream is a given with this!

165g (3/4 cup) firmly packed soft light brown sugar
110g (3/4 cup) plain flour
75g (1/2 cup) self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground powdered ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
125g (3/4 cup) butter, softened
2 large eggs
160ml (2/3 cup) buttermilk

For the caramel Icing:
60g butter (a generous 1/4 cup)
110g (1/2 cup) firmly packed soft light brown sugar
2 TBS milk
120g (3/4 cup) sifted icing sugar

Pre-heat the oven to 180*C/350*F. Butter and lightly flour a deep 10 inch ring pan. Set aside.

Place all the cake ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes until the mixture is smooth and pale. Spoon into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes, until well risen and the top springs back when lightly touched, or a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before dumping out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Stir the butter, brown sugar and milk together in a small saucepan over heat until the sugar is totally dissolved. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the icing sugar until smooth. Pour over the cooled cake.

We LOVE this cake!


  1. morning nana, this has me wild i needed to make a trecle cake for food for thought, cutest book, the tower, the zoo and the tortoise, go download it from it me, its quirky and fun :-) this is sooooo beautiful i can't wait to make it. or maybe i should just steal your pics!

  2. Monique, so glad that you enjoy this cake so much! It's a real favourite in this house also. I need to make it again soon! xxoo

  3. Good Morning Mme.Monique!
    This looks absolutely gorgeous. All the flavors that my college boy adores. I will have to bake this for him when he comes home for his Fall Break...it can not come soon enough.I am missing him like crazy!

  4. Ginger and caramel - what a heavenly combination of flavors. My grandmother made something very similar and I can almost smell the aroma of it baking in the oven.

  5. This sounds like a perfect dessert for fall. What a lovely photo of it too. Glad to see you baking again and that lovely light in your kitchen :)

  6. wowwwwwwwwwwwww che spettacolo!!!complimenti!!

  7. MMMMMmmmm, looks so good!!
    I must try this one!
    Margaret B

  8. This sounds like the perfect fall cake. The icing looks so good! I'll be making this one soon for sure!

  9. What a beautiful looking cake. The icing so perfect, it almost doesn't look real! Must try this one.

  10. looks like heaven..and tastes like heaven too???

  11. Ah Monique...truly delicious and decadent...those ribbons of caramel...absolutely sinful!
    Ronelle xx

  12. Oooh! What a fabulous flavor combination ~ and your beautiful images certainly DO make it look heavenly.

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. xo~m

  13. My, oh my, oh my! What a wonderfully delicious sounding cake. And the photos, forget about it.... I could eat them!


  14. You're a darling!:)))) Thank youuuuuuu!

  15. ginger and caramel does the combo get any better I think not!!! sounds delicious

  16. this cake is beautiful. I love it, and your photos are stunning. Visiting for the first time and it wont be the last. Angie

  17. Your photos are just so real I feel like I could reach out for a slice of that decadent cake! Ginger & caramel Miam!

  18. Just the look of it makes me want to bake this cake straight away!

  19. What a beautiful cake. If I could only taste it. Guess I'll have to try and bake one.

  20. How decadent and your photos are magnificent!

  21. It's the cake that's photogenic..You will see:)

    Thank you and have a great day~

  22. Oh my! That cake is gorgeous, Monique. And after reading the ingredients, I am sold. Doubt I can get that frosting to look like that though....

  23. We LOVE ginger cake in our house. The caramel icing is a real bonus....it wouldn't last long around here.


  24. Caramel and ginger ~ this cake is definitely calling out to me! Oh, so beautiful ~ just like everything you do, Monique.

  25. Ginger can caramel...in cake, sounds delicious. Thank you Marie

  26. Oh Monique, I thought I'd tell you that I made your cake! It's a hit in our home.. I've just made a little one to take to my friend who is not feeling well... your cake is sure to cheer her up!
    I did put your link on my post as to where I got the recipe.♥
    Again, grateful thanks for all your inspiration.
    Warm South African Blessings

  27. Monique I have to bring dessert at my next book club meeting this month. I will be baking your dessert. Looks delicious.

  28. OMG I made the recipe and I must confess that it is simply delicious. Thank you very much for this wonderful recipe!