Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TWD - Fresh Ginger And Chocolate Gingerbread

I almost didn't make the Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread this week. I was really intrigued by the recipe that Heather, of Sherry Trifle, had chosen, but I had so many things to do, I thought I wouldn't have time to make this. Plus, it was Tom's fifth birthday on the 23rd (my little boy is 5 years old!) and we all know that birthdays mean birthday cakes and this gingerbread was not going to cut it with a 5 year old. So, since I really wanted to taste it, I decided to make the gingerbread but halved the recipe.

When I halved the recipe, I thought I would be OK baking the cake in 2 mini springform pans and 1 ramekin. I should have used more ramekins. The cakes did a volcano effect in the oven. Luckily, I had put the pans on a baking sheet and the overflow ended up tasting like gingerbread cookies so, not a big problem. I trimmed the cakes, glazed them and they patiently awaited the time of their photo shoot, in the refrigerator.

I really liked the texture of the gingerbread right out of the refrigerator. It was dense but not too dense. The fresh ginger taste really came out and the chocolate glaze made it extra special. I'm so glad I decided to make this, I would have missed out on a great recipe.

For all you gingerbread fans, I strongly suggest trying out this recipe. It's not complicated and the results are stellar. Please visit Heather's blog for the recipe and the rest of the Tuesdays with Dorie members for variations on this week's gingerbread theme.

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45 comments:

Teanna said...

I am so glad that you made this as well, or else I would have missed out on those gorgeous photos!

vibi said...

Quelle belle composition visuelle! ...et je suis certaine (pour l'avoir fait!!! LOL LOL) que le tout était aussi savoureux, que beau! WOW! ...très réussi LyB!

chocolatechic said...

This was such a great recipe.

leanne said...

Very nice photos. Love the little way they are pictured on the plate. It was a good recipe.

rainbowbrown said...

Those little squares are wonderful. Glad you liked it!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

Love the way your cake looks! It makes such a perfect photo!!!!

Heather said...

beautiful pictures! and happy birthday to your little guy!

Karen said...

I really need to take some lessons on better food photos! Yours are always beautiful. One of my ramakins volcanoed as well. Happy birthday to your little guy!

Ginny said...

yummy! next time you don't have time to make something this yummy...let me know, i'll make it for you! i love gingerbread so much... going to sit here and drool for a minute! :)

Grace said...

i appreciate your unique photos for this go-round--you've certainly done the cake justice. :)

n.o.e said...

How fortunate that you liked this so much when you almost couldn't get it made! My tasters loved it from the fridge also. I stored mine on the countertop and wasn't as impressed.
Nancy

Isabelle said...

certain que ça ne fait pas gâteau d'anniversaire pour un petit garçon de 5 ans...mais ça valait vraiment la peine de le faire, car il est vraiment bon...très belles photos lyb :)

Kayte said...

I love the way you displayed and served the little bites of cakes...that is so elegant and lovely!

Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

Your cake looks absolutely beautfiul...

And your pictures are great!

TeaLady said...

Almost looks like fudge on that plate. Now, there's a thought. Looks really tasty.

pinkstripes said...

Your gingerbread looks great. I loved this recipe it was soooo good.

Secret Server said...

I loved this too. I think it is a good enough a 5 year old would like it!

Cynthia said...

Totally agree with you.

kim said...

glad you were able to make it! it looks wonderful. hope tom enjoyed his birthday!! :)

Peggy said...

your icing looks incredible. Now that I have seen photos of other's icing, I'm thinking I messed up on mine somehow! Or maybe it was just that I took the photo before it cooled. Yours look great.

Carol Peterman said...

I loved the texture of this recipe too. I bet the bubbled over batter would make a tasty treat.

Engineer Baker said...

So pretty! I'm glad you were converted :)

Julie said...

C'est une bien bonne chose que de l'avoir essayé quand même, il est vraiment très bon ce gâteau... mais je suis d'accord, pas assez spécial pour la fête d'un grand garçon de 5 ans!

Chez Us said...

We thought the texture was great as well. Very flavorful. Fantastic recipe to have on hand!

Passionate Baker said...

welll, even tho you halved the recipe, your cakes still look amazing!
great job!<3

Leslie said...

Great photos! I'm glad you made it and enjoyed it!

Aimée said...

Cute presentation, Lyb. Happy birthday to Tom! Wow, five.

RecipeGirl said...

Oh, I wish I would have made it too and I'm not even in the TWD group!! Looks completely delicious. I'll have to mark this one to make for sure.

Tracey said...

So glad you enjoyed it! I love your little squares. They look perfect!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

I'm so pleased you enjoyed this cake. I agree that it tastes best out of the refrigerator - seems to enhance the flavor.

pigpigscorner said...

Love the pictures! Looks really yummy!

farah said...

It looks great :)

karen said...

your pictures definitely are eye-catching. i was glad i made a full recipe of this, it was delicious.

kimberleyblue said...

I've wanted to make this recipe since I got the book - now I'm even more tempted!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That looks like it was well worth making. I like your set-up for the photo - very nice. Happy birthday to your little boy!

Manggy said...

Happy Birthday Tom!! Hmm, maybe he would have liked this as his cake anyway? ;) I know I would have!

Helene said...

I'm a fan of gingerbread. I usually like it with cream cheese on top. I like the way you present the gingerbread.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Love that first pic!

ChichaJo said...

This sounds absolutely delish! You won't believe this but I have never tasted gingerbread before (!!)...now I really must!

Gigi said...
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Gigi said...

The cake sounds really good! I love the pics.

Jules Someone said...

I want to eat that. Now.

kellypea said...

I've seen a few of these, and it sounds like a great recipe -- especially with the fresh ginger.

Lisa said...

Looks wonderful! Your photo has appealing geometry and the cake bites appear to be delicious. I love gingerbread and what's not to like about ginger with chocolate?

lisa (dandysugar) said...

This is a great cake! I love the chocolate and fresh ginger combination. I can almost taste it now. Great pics too!

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