Monday, 19 January 2015

Monday Bake - Spiced Muscovado Loaf Cake with Brown Sugar Icing

It's a bit chilly here at the moment.   I spent most of the first part of the morning in the kitchen, I made gingered beef with bay to go in the slow cooker for the day.  As I type this it smells amazing!    I was going to make biscuits but I didn't have enough greaseproof paper to line my baking sheets so I will make some next week.  After having a look at what I had in the baking cupboard I decided to I make this cake.  I had cut this recipe out of the Sainsbury's magazine a long while ago. 

175ml whole milk
2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
75g dark muscovado sugar
75g soft unsalted butter
75g black treacle
100g golden syrup
200g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 medium egg, lightly beaten

25g very soft unsalted butter
40g dark muscovado sugar
25g unrefined icing sugar
1 tbsp double cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180c, fan 160, Gas 4.  Line a loaf tine with baking paper.

Put the milk, spices, sugar, butter, treacle and syrup in a large saucepan and slowly bring to a simmer, stirring.  Sift the flour and bicarbonate into a large mixing bowl.  Pour the wet mixture onto the dry ingredients and stir well, add the beaten egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 35 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean,  Leave to cool.

Place all the icing ingredients in a bowl and beat for 5 minutes until fluffy.  Spread on top of the cake.

This is a really quick and easy cake to make.   I would definitely make this again, probably without the icing and serve it spread with a little butter.

I have finally finished my crochet blanket, after frogging the edging several times, well I say finished I just need to block the edge.  Maybe a ta-da Thursday makes post soon!! 

Hope to see you next week,

Today's top three Spotify songs:

1. 11.59 - Blondie
2. Picture This - Blondie
3. One Way or Another - Blondie

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! This cake looks so yummy that it's making me hungry for a slice. I really need to buy myself a kitchen scale so that I can bake recipes from the UK. I'm excited to see your completed crocheted blanket. Have a great weekend.