Monthly Archives: September 2013

24. Ginger Cake with Orange Icing

Sorry for not blogging for a while, I’ve been on holiday and what not.

I made this ginger cake a couple of weeks ago and can’t really remember what I did so I’ll keep this brief!

The mix was very runny for a cake mix as it contained a lot of butter and syrup.


The ginger flavourĀ came from powdered ginger and the flour was wholemeal instead of white. I used a few currants as well.


Before the oven

Before the oven

It was then baked…

After the oven

After the oven

After it was cooled I made orange icing from orange juice and icing sugar (orange to complement the ginger) and decorated with the icing and orange zest.



This cake was really tasty and really moist. It rose well and cooked all the way through despite the runny mixture. And as always, really good with a cuppa!





23. Baked Doughnuts

This week I decided to make baked doughnuts. Ring doughnuts but healthier as they are baked, not deep fried.

They were made essentially like bread – dough, proove, shape, proove and bake. Just some of the ingredients were different, like yoghurt as the liquid and with lemon rindĀ and cinnamon as flavourings.




Expanded dough

Expanded dough



Once cool, I made some icing and iced them!


They tasted more like a sweet bread, like chelsea buns, than doughnuts but were still pretty nice. And as always, lovely with a cuppa!