Julia’s Ginger Cake With Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

JULIA’S Ginger with brown sugar cream cheese frosting

100g Demerara sugar
3 eggs
150g golden syrup
150ml mild olive or vegetable oil
50ml full cream milk
60g recent ginger, grated
250g self-raising flour
1 tbsp floor ginger
2 tsp floor cinnamon
1 tsp freshly floor cloves
1 tsp freshly floor cardamom

Brown sugar cream cheese frosting
125g unsalted butter, softened
250g full fats cream cheese, room temperature
100g brown sugar
2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
Zest of a lemon

Roughly chopped pistachios, to serve.


Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a spherical 21cm cake tin.

Whisk the sugar and eggs till pale and properly included. Pour within the golden syrup, oil, milk and ginger and proceed to whisk till clean. Gently whisk within the remaining dry elements till simply included. Pour into the ready tin and bake within the oven for 45-50 minutes or till a skewer comes out clear when inserted. A number of crumbs on the skewer are advantageous too. Enable to chill for ten minutes within the tin then switch to a wire rack to complete cooling.

Make the frosting by beating the butter and cream cheese collectively in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment till clean. Add in each the sugars and proceed to whisk on a medium setting till all mixed and lightweight, round 3 minutes. I don’t like my frosting tremendous candy, however in order for you it a bit sweeter, merely add some extra icing sugar till it’s to your liking. Fold by the lemon zest and unfold the frosting onto the cooled cake. Prime with pistachios and serve.

What else I’m consuming this month:

Pumpkins merely reduce into wedges and roasted with salt and olive oil. Equally, roasted carrots tossed with parsley, almonds, olive oil and lemon. Additionally numerous citrus!

What else I’m cooking with:

An Attica take-home meal! I went for the household meal possibility which was a lasagne for 2, garlicky pull-apart bread, and a home salad. We additionally indulged in one in every of their Basque cheesecakes and it was unimaginable.

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