Monday, July 6, 2015

Ginger Cake with Lemon and Pistachio Icing


Last weekend, there was a lovely looking cake by Neil Perry called Ginger Cake with Lemon and Pistachio Icing in the newspaper.  I tore the recipe out and had the pleasure of making it a few days ago.

Here is the recipe online.  Other readers have only given it three stars, but I don't know why - I thought it was a beautiful cake, and so did my colleagues.  It has a distinct ginger flavour, and the tangy icing tastes like cream cheese icing, even though it is not.

I made some changes to the recipe necessitated by the ingredients I had on hand.  Instead of 100g of grated ginger, I used a tablespoon of grated fresh ginger and a teaspoon of ground ginger.  Instead of a cup of golden syrup, I used half and half golden syrup and honey.  But otherwise, I made the recipe as stated, and loved it.  Definitely a winner in my books.


Kayte said...

That is a beautiful looking cake. At first I thought the pistachios were flower petals scattered on the top they look so pretty. I like the sounds of all the flavors in this cake. I wish I lived close enough to be your taste!

Liz Berg said...

Mmmm...your cake looks so moist and dense! Perfect in my book!!

Johanna GGG said...

The cake looks really pretty - ginger and lemon is a great traditional flavour pairing that makes me think of cough and cold remedies so I am sure the cake is good for you :-)

Kari said...

Sounds delicious! A perfect winter cake too :)