This weeks recipe for TWD is found on pages 212-213. I would have to say this would not be a recipe I would have chosen but that is one of the reasons we joined TWD, so we could try out new things!
I baked this on Friday night and I learned that baking is just not as fun late at night and I’m not quite as patient at 12 am! I opted not to used the stem ginger in syrup because I thought it might be a little too much ginger for my liking, plus I don’t live in the largest city so finding it seemed like more of a hassle than I wanted to deal with! I also used semi-sweet chocolate instead of the bittersweet because it was what I had and the grocery store was a little lacking in the baking chocolate department on Friday night. However, I think I would use semi-sweet again next time because I enjoyed the icing and the chocolate flavour in the final product. I had a little issue with getting the cake out of the 9×9 pan but that may have been due to the late night impatience. Next time I would probably use parchment paper to avoid such issues. Here are a few pics from Friday night baking and Saturday morning icing!
All and all, I was quite pleased with the cake. It was moist, flavourful and a hit with both my boyfriend and dad. I think next time I would half the fresh ginger although the boys didn’t agree with me! Thanks to Heather of Sherry Trifle for choosing this weeks TWD.