I 've tried few of Martha Stewart 's chocolate cakes & bookmarked A LOT but this recipe caught my eye amongst the others. Not only it’s chocolatey moist but with a lovely sauce to go with it that makes it so festive & perfect for Christmas or the New Year . Love the added ginger but not enough to my taste though . I should suggest adding a little more grated ginger or some candied ginger to get that intense flavour that goes so well with chocolate . I’ve used my Brioche pan aka’ space ship’ mould to baked this cake . It’s been awhile that I’ve not use this pan that looks like a space ship or what my baking buddy , Lena of Frozen Wings called it the Barbie skirt ! LOL Seriously, this bourbon sauce was simply amazing ! But my bourbon sauce was not as the same color as Martha’s . I was chatting on the phone when I was making this bourbon sauce & I accidentally took the WRONG brown sugar . Instead of the compact DARK brown sugar I’ve used the light brown sugar!!! Instead of drizzling the sauce all over the cake I’ve poured ALL the warm sauce over it !! Well, never chat on the phone & bake at the same time , bad idea indeed .LOL Nonetheless it’s a decadent & delicious cake with a lovely aroma & so Christmassy!
Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
Chapter 14I must see Captain Benwick before I decide," said Lady Russell, smiling.
"And that you are very likely to do very soon, I can tell you, ma'am," said Charles. "Though he had not nerves for coming away with us, and setting off again afterwards to pay a formal visit here, he will make his way over to Kellynch one day by himself, you may depend on it. I told him the distance and the road, and I told him of the church's being so very well worth seeing; for as he has a taste for those sort of things, I thought that would be a good excuse, and he listened with all his understanding and soul; and I am sure from his manner that you will have him calling here soon. So, I give you notice, Lady Russell."
"Any acquaintance of Anne's will always be welcome to me," was Lady Russell's kind answer.
"Oh! as to being Anne's acquaintance," said Mary, "I think he is rather my acquaintance, for I have been seeing him every day this last fortnight."
"Well, as your joint acquaintance, then, I shall be very happy to see Captain Benwick."
"You will not find anything very agreeable in him, I assure you, ma'am. He is one of the dullest young men that ever lived. He has walked with me, sometimes, from one end of the sands to the other, without saying a word. He is not at all a well-bred young man. I am sure you will not like him."
"There we differ, Mary," said Anne. "I think Lady Russell would like him. I think she would be so much pleased with his mind, that she would very soon see no deficiency in his manner."
"So do I, Anne," said Charles. "I am sure Lady Russell would like him. He is just Lady Russell's sort. Give him a book, and he will read all day long."
Chocolate–Ginger Cake With Bourbon Sauce (Martha Stewart)
Adapted from Martha Stewart .Com
½ cup unsalted butter, softened + some for pan
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup unsulfured molasses
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
¼ cup whole milk
2 tsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger
1 cup flour
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp coarse salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
20cm Bundt cake pan
For Bourbon sauce
½ cup unsalted butter
2 egg yolks
1 cup of dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup bourbon
1) Preheat oven to 180°C & greased a 20 cm Bundt pan. Dust with cocoa powder & tap out the excess .
2) In a sauce pan, combine butter, brown sugar, molasses & ¼ cup of water over medium low heat. Stir till butter melted & transfer it to a larger bowl. Let to cool for 5 mins.
3) Add milk, eggs, & grated ginger into molasses mixture. Whisk to combine. Sift cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon , flour & ground ginger.
4) Fold in gradually flour mixture into molasses mixture till well combined. ( There should be some lumps remaining). Pour batter into cake pan & bake for 30 mins. Let to cool on wire rack.
5) To make the bourbon sauce : Place butter,egg yolks, brown sugar & bourbon in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Whisk constantly till mixture 160degrees on a candy thermometer about 7 mins. Drizzle the sauce with a spoon over the cake or pour the warm sauce over the cake liked I did. Serve while its warm.
Linking this post to Cook Like A Star - Cook Like Martha Stewart hosted by Zoe fromBake For Happy Kids & co-hosted with Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out & with Jocelyn of Riceball Eats.
Submitting this post to Tea Time Treats hosted this month by Kate of What Kate Baked & co-hosted with Karen of Lavender & Lovage . This month's theme is my favorite of all, it's all about CHOCOLATE ! YUM
Can't help it but added some of this yummy cake batter in my favorite gingerbread man mould , just to make a couple of these cuties! :)