Spicy Ginger Orange Cake

If you are planning on hosting a Christmas dinner sometime soon, here is a dessert that you would not want to miss.
Since I always enjoy baking for my kiddos and have them help around, today I had little Raphy, my 20 months old boy, help prepare our special festive Ginger Man Cake. Of course, it was messy, but he enjoyed it especially when I asked him to pour the ingredients into the bowl.

image

Ingredients:
3 eggs
Orange and lemon zest
1/2 tablespoon ginger powder
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 teaspoon cloves in powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup soft brown sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts or toasted almonds (whatever you prefer)

White icing for decoration

Method:

Beat the eggs along with the spices and vanilla until fluffy.
Add the sugar and continue mixing until sugar is well dissolved.
Pour in the oil.
Mix until well blended.
Add the juice.
Fold in the flour and baking powder.
Using a spetula mix in the pecans.
Pour the dough in a greased Wilton gingerbread man pan  and bake for around 40 minutes.

image

Once the cake cooled a bit I decorated it by using a ready made white icing tube.
The house smelled of cinnamon and ginger. Just the perfect gleeful odors of the season, and the cake turned out moist enough with a twinge of spice. A perfect combination.

image

Advertisements

One thought on “Spicy Ginger Orange Cake

  1. Oh my God that sound delicious
    I will have to wait for my boys to try it on but I am going grocery shopping for the ingredients today for sure
    Thank u Rania for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s