Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - Chocolate Gingerbread Cake






Sometimes when there are so many things going wrong, you know you should have quit while you were ahead.  Lol, that is how I feel about this weeks challenge.  

I have been preoccupied this week (that's the excuse I'm sticking to).  This weekend we had a joint birthday party for my two sons and it was great.  We had family visiting and caught up with friends we don't get to see very often.  So I completely forgot about this weeks challenge until tuesday evening and then realised i didn't have any buttermilk.  I had contemplated using yogurt but thought against it.  So after a trip to the supermarket this morning to stock up on dark chocolate and buttermilk, i got home and started making the batter.  

So far so good.  

As i was pouring the molasses into the measuring cup i saw there was only enough for a third of a cup.  Arghhh!  Ok, not that big of a deal, and topped it up with honey.  I pour the batter into the mini springform pans and breathe a sigh of relief.  About ten minutes later i wonder why there's a bowl of chopped chocolate on the counter top.  Doh!  Its too late to mix it into the batter so i sprinkled it on top of the cakes and hope for the best.  I check on the cakes after ten minutes and some of the batter has overflowed onto the baking sheet (lucky i used one!).

So its out of the oven and even though it doesn't look very pretty, it smells great.  I try a piece that broke off when it overflowed and it is really good.  I like the fresh ginger.  I am not neat in any way and am very jealous of those of you that can produce spectacular looking food.  I will post pictures with icing when i've made it.






13 comments:

Flourchild said...

Hey Im glad it tasted good! I think you will love the WOrld Peace cookies. I made them early and really enjoyed the flavor. Nice job on your ginger bread. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

leanne said...

I too am not neat. I really try then I get preoccupied with eating it and forget the blasted picture.

Pamela said...

Hi, Farah! Thanks for the comments on my blog. I haven't updated my TWD blogroll in a while and I'm sorry to say that this is my first visit to your blog. It certainly won't be my last! :o) By the way, it appears that we have a lot in common when it comes to the kids. My boys are 2 & 4 as well.

I think the cake looks pretty good to me! This was definitely a recipe that I will be trying again!

Megan said...

I think they look super - like a giant muffin, and who doesn't like that?

Audrey said...

I agree...this makes me wish I still had some cake around. Welcome to TWD! It's a great group.

Natashya said...

Looks like a giant muffin!
So happy you liked the flavour too - I was surprised how nicely chocolate and fresh ginger went together.

pinkstripes said...

I love your mini-cakes. I'm glad you liked the gingerbread.

My creations are not neat and pretty in any way, I just fake it. :P

Leslie said...

I have left things out more times than I'm willing to admit, but putting the chopped chocolate on top was a great idea! It looks like the cake rose over it. Your cake looks awesome, you don't do yourself justice saying you're a novice baker!

n.o.e said...

I love the way your overflowing cakelets look. Hope you liked it with the frosting. Neatness has never been associated with me in any way, shape or form.
Nancy

Michele said...

I think it's great that you made smaller versions, instead of one giant cake. I will have to look around for small springform pans.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

These cupcakes look really good. I'm so pleased you liked my pick.

Jules Someone said...

I'm sorry the baking gods were not with you this week. Next week for sure!

LyB said...

Mine overflowed too. Yours still looks delicious. :)