There is an amazing smell all around the kitchen when making these gingerbread shapes and they taste just so delicious with a hint of spices in each bite. Soft and chewy, they are perfect to decorate your favourite way.
I got about 12 good sized gingerbread from this recipe. My cutter is approximately 9cm x 8cm
These Maple Glazed Gingerbread Cakes with are a delicious little bake that has all the warm, cosy feel of winter with the rich mix of wonderful spices. I have made mine in a Nordicware Heritage Bundtlette tin that holds 6. It measures 4″ across. You could also use a silicone bundt mould which would make 12 cakes. They usually measure about 2.5″ / 3″ across the top.
Silicone will take longer to bake than a metal tin so that’s worth noting. Also, you should only fill your tin about 2/3rd way up and leave them to sit in the tin for at least 10 minutes before attempting to remove them. If you follow my tips for preparing the tin, they will simply slip out!
The recipe seems to have a lot of ingredients and please don’t let that put you off. It’s mainly all the spices.
So I know there seems to be an excess of ginger related recipes happening now but I have a tin of treacle that’s about to run out and a tub of bicarbonate of soda that has a “use before” date drawing near so I’m using them up with my ginger recipes. If you don’t like ginger, I apologise in advance 😉
This is a light and moist ginger cake which is just so delicious. It’s made in a brownie tin or you can make it in a 2lb loaf tin, with a few tweaks in baking time. Oh did I mention no mixer? Yes I love a recipe that just literally needs mixing and no equipment.
Oh the smell in the house! Seriously, the smell was heavenly and just full of comfort. It was like Christmas was bottled and let loose at ours.
This is a delicious sweet orange flavoured loaf bread which is dotted with fresh cranberries and drizzled with an orange glaze to finish. It makes a great gift as it looks so pretty!
If you’re keeping it for yourself, you can omit the orange glaze but there is something quite heavenly about a slice with a burst of sweetness.
Even though it does take just over an hour in the oven, it’s so simple to make that you can busy yourself with something else while you smell the delicious aroma. It’s such a versatile recipe and can be used at breakfast, brunch, for a dessert … well you get the idea 😉
One of the most popular and ever prevailing recipes at Christmas is the chocolate biscuit cake and making it in a pudding bowl just adds a lovely touch and lets you decorate with fun, festive ideas.
You can make it in a bundt tin for something a little different or in smaller individual sized ramekins for a great gift idea. Using a plastic bowl means you only need the teeniest bit of greasing with a non flavoured oil just to help removal or if you’re using a tin, then you will need to line it with cling film.
This video was made in 2014 but I’m still making these as gifts so take a look at an easy way to get the “snow capped pudding” look : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8G3v5GkiEI&t=1s