Sunday, 28 December 2014

festive showstopper

 This Christmas I was given the task of baking an alternative Christmas cake. Aside from my parents, very few of us actually like Christmas pudding or cake and I wanted to bring something equally as festive, but that I'd like to eat. After browsing some of my favourite food blogs, I settled on this gingerbread cake with cinnamon frosting by Lucy from Supergolden Bakes

I wont go into the how to, as you can see that all here, but I can confirm how simple this bake is! It feels like a GBBO 'showstopper', but doesn't require a huge amount of baking skill or specialist equipment. 

This would also make a gorgeous New Years Eve celebration cake, and uses up lots of those festive baking ingredients you may have lying around - treacle, ginger, cinnamon, oranges, cream etc. The recipe says to use a stand mixer but I don't have one (sob) and just used an electric handheld mixer which worked perfectly. The things I would do for a Kitchen Aid...

So, what do you think?



  1. It looks so impressive! And delicious too- perfect festive flavours :)
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  2. Looks and sounds delicious!!

  3. Wow it looks stunning! Perfect replacement for a Christmas Pudding!

    Cat from Outside Beauty, Inside Health

  4. So happy the cake turned out so well! Always gives me a thrill when someone makes one of my recipes and this looks stunning. Thanks for sharing - you made my day.


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