Yesterday was my one year Blogiversary! I can’t believe it has already been a year, but I made this delicious cake to celebrate! I love ginger, and cake; also I don’t enjoy anything pumpkin flavored but this is a great alternative that still tastes of Fall spice! This recipe came from Spicy Icecream and is definitely worth trying!
Also this was the first time I used my new bundt pan that I had gotten for my birthday. With my old one the top always burned, but this cooked perfectly!!
- 3 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons ground ginger (or to taste)
- 250g unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ¾ cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 1 cup ginger beer
Ginger Beer Glaze
- ½ cup ginger beer, or ginger beer cordial
- Approximately 5 cups icing sugar, sifted for a thick glaze, I only used 4 because I like it runny and not as sweet
- 1-2 teaspoons ground ginger
- Preheat the oven to 175°F (350°F).
- Generously butter pan and dust with flour, knocking out the excess.
- Sift together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger.
- Beat together the butter and sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in vanilla extract.
- Combine milk and ginger beer in a jug.
- Alternately add flour mixture and milk alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan, smoothing and spreading evenly. Gently tap pan on counter to eliminate air bubbles.
- Bake for about 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 1 hour, then invert onto a rack and cool completely.
- To make the glaze, whisk icing sugar 1 cup at a time into the ginger beer until it reaches a consistency that will drizzle slowly and not run off the cake. Whisk in ground ginger to taste. Once the cake has cooled, place it on a wire rack over a baking pan and drizzle glaze on top. You might need to go over it a few times to get a nice thick glaze.
- Make sure to serve this with a cup of tea! They make a great pair!