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Seasonal greetings

26 Nov

Pumpkin & Ginger Cake, Lime Drizzle

Tis the season to, well, eat lots of lovely seasonal fruit and vegetables. It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. I’m talking brussels sprouts, pumpkin, apples, clementines, cranberries, pears, quince, and don’t forget the parsnips – just the ticket for a wholesome wintry warmer of a cake.

You’ve heard of carrot cake, right? So, why not try parsnip cake? Hell yeah! Combined with tangy lime, fiery ginger and sweet & nutty spelt flour, parsnip makes a pretty blazing cake. Go on, try it!

Parsnip, Lime & Ginger Cake

2 eggs
100g caster sugar
150ml groundnut oil
2 medium parsnips, grated
1 tsp ground ginger
15g grated ginger
180g spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 limes, zested & juiced
50g icing sugar

Butter an 8 inch round cake tin and line the bottom with greaseproof paper. Preheat the oven to 180C, 160C fan, 350F, gas 4.

Whisk together the eggs and sugar, and when combined whisk in the oil. Follow this with the ground ginger, and a quick whisk. Then mix in the grated ginger & parsnips, all the lime zest and half the lime juice.

Next fold in the flour, baking powder and bicarb of soda. Put the cake mix in your prepared cake tin and bake for 35 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

While the cake is baking, mix the icing sugar and the rest of the lime juice in a saucepan. Gently heat until the sugar has dissolved and you have a syrup. When the cake comes out the oven prick all over with a toothpick and pour the syrup over. Leave the cake to totally cool before removing from the tin.

Time to eat & enjoy!