|Honey and Ginger Bundt Cake. Honey picture from crossmoorhoney.com|
I decided to make a new spicy cake. Not quite Christmas-o-rama, but a winter cake none the less. This one has a moist texture with chewy bits of crystallised ginger and sweet honey. Perfect for nippy nights! Try to get some nice local honey too. I used Crossmoor's because it's only from down the road and is absolutely delicious! They even do a cinnamon variety...
Anyway. On with the show!
- 225g butter
- 450g golden caster sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 350g plain flour
- 4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 200ml thick honey flavoured yogurt
- 50ml local honey
- 100g crystallised ginger cut into small chunks and tossed in flour
- Grease and flour a regular sized bundt tin (2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch).
- Soften the butter and then cream in the sugar in stages.
- Add the eggs one at a time on a slow setting.
- Add all the remaining dry ingredients to a large bowl.
- Measure the yogurt, honey and extract in a jug. Give it a quick mix.
- Sift in 1/3 of the dry ingredients followed by 1/2 of the liquid. Repeat until all the flour and liquid is used up. Fold it in gently... I said gently...
- Scatter in the crystallised ginger.
- Give the whole thing a quick mix for about 10 seconds or until well combined.
- Spoon the mix into the prepared tin.
- Bake at gas 3/160 C for about an hour and 15 minutes.
- It should be shrinking from the sides and a skewer should come out clean.
- Leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning out.