Ginger Cake A great Christmas dessert recipe from the Belcour Cookbook.
5 oz. fresh ginger, grated ¼ cup molasses 1/3 Belcour honey or good quality honey
1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup water
2 ½ cups flour 1 t. ground cinnamon ½ t. ground cloves ½ t. ground nutmeg ½ t. ground allspice ½ t. ground black pepper
1 cup water 2 t. baking soda 2 eggs, room temperature
Topping 2 bottles of Belcour Pineapple and Ginger Preserve
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10” cake pan
Whisk together the molasses, honey, sugar and oil. Whisk dry ingredients, except baking soda, together in another bowl. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, stir in the baking soda and then mix the hot water into the molasses mixture. Stir in the grated ginger.
Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the eggs, and continue mixing until everything is thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for one hour or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool and ice the cake with Belcour Pineapple and Ginger Preserves.