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All things nice: The Dorset Ginger Company’s ginger drizzle cake


For the cake:

  • 60ml Dorset Ginger Co. Extra Strong
  • 200g/7oz softened butter
  • 200g/7oz caster sugar ⁣
  • 200g/7oz self-raising flour ⁣
  • 3 medium eggs
  • Couple of cubes of crystalised ginger cut into small pieces (optional)

For the ginger icing:

  • 2 tbsp Dorset Ginger Co. Extra Strong
  • 200g/7oz icing sugar
  • Couple of cubes of thinly sliced crystalised ginger
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.⁣ Line and grease a 1lb loaf tin or a 20cm/8” cake tin.

2. Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.⁣

3. Whisk in the eggs a little at a time. If the mixture starts to curdle, add 1 tbsp of flour. Use a metal spoon to fold in the rest of the flour.4. Add the 60ml Dorset Ginger Co. Extra Strong and stir well. Add the chopped-up crystalised ginger at this point if you are using it. ⁣

5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake in the oven center for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. ⁣When it’s risen, golden, and shrinking from the tin, remove the cake from the oven and prick it all over with a cocktail stick at least 20 times. ⁣

6. Drizzle it with more Dorset Ginger Co. Extra Strong. Allow it to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, carefully remove it from the tin and transfer it to a cooling rack. ⁣

7. Once the cake is completely cool, mix up the 2 tbsp of Dorset Ginger Co. Extra Strong with enough icing sugar to make a thick paste. Drizzle this over the cake, then decorate with thinly sliced crystalised ginger.⁣

The Dorset Ginger Company is a family-run business established in 1985 and operates from Lytchett Matravers, just outside of Poole in Dorset. They produce award-winning non-alcoholic, non-carbonated, hand-blended ginger drinks and Sicilian lemonade.

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