Sunday, February 13, 2011

DELICIOUS GINGERBREAD CAKE with ORANGE GLAZE


First, I'm very excited to tell you that I won Table for Two - The Cookbook for Couples: "Hello Mateja, As part of our goal to reach 525 followers, you were randomly chosen to receive a copy of Table for Two - The Cookbook for Couples. Please send me your address and I will send you an autographed copy right away. Thanks for following! Bon Appetit! Warren Caterson" Can hardly wait until the book arrives and I can immerse myself in reading of yumminess! Please do visit Warren's site @Table for Two Cookbooks. The introduction to his blog is spot on : "Table for Two Cookbooks: Presenting a temptingly delicious platter piled high with recipes for two, time-saving kitchen tips, helpful cooking hints, and winsome commentary - all served with a side of garlic-infused humor and a steaming bowl of buffoonery."
My husband is very simple and plain when cakes are in question, so I had to split this cake in half. The plain half is all his to enjoy, while me and the kids are enjoying the glazed half. Originaly, the glaze covers only the top of the cake, but as I had pleantly of glaze on hand, I just opened the cake and filled it with some glaze too.


Delicious Gingerbread Cake With Orange Glaze on FoodistaDelicious Gingerbread Cake With Orange Glaze

DELICIOUS GINGERBREAD CAKE with ORANGE GLAZE
(recipe from “Sju Sorters Kakor” Swedish Cookbook)
(for printable recipe click here)
Ingredients:
2 eggs
3 dL sugar
3dL all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
1 ½ dL sour cream
50 g butter or margarine

Glaze:75 g butter or margarine
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
grated rind of 1 orange
3 ½ dL powdered (confectioners’) sugar
thin orange slices, for top decoration

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350*F.
Beat eggs and sugar white and fluffy. Using a wooden spoon, add flour mixed with baking soda, cinnamon and ginger. Mix in the sour cream and lastly the cooled melted butter.
Pour batter into a greased and floured baking pan, 20 x 30 cm.
Bake on the medium rack of the oven for about 30 minutes.
Turn the cake onto a cooling rack and let in cool down.
With an electric mixer, whisk together all the ingredients for glaze. The glaze will be shiny and smooth. Spread it over the cake. Cut the cake into pieces and garnish each piece with a thin orange slice.





25 comments:

  1. Congrats Mateja..so happy for you! Cake look awesome! Yummy!

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  2. Nice! Congrats on the cookbook win! The gingerbread cake looks delish!!

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  3. Congrats, Mateja!!! That's great :) I am so happy for you too! And the cake is so delicious!!

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  4. This looks like something to bookmark for my dad - I'm always on the lookout for sweets he'd like. He's much like your husband, likes things plain, and also loves ginger. Thanks! :-)

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  5. Congrats on the cookbook!
    This cake looks yummy! I love the orange glaze and orange slices on its top.

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  6. Congratulations on winning the cookbook! It sounds like a good one. As for this cake...omg, yum! I am a going to have to make this soon. The ginger and orange combo sounds amazing.

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  7. Congrats Mateja! It's so nice when one of my blogging buddies wins something! And this cake looks and sounds so good!!

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  8. Contratulations on the cookbook, and the cake looks delicious!

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  9. The orange glaze really sets it off. Can't wait for you to share the recipes from your win. Have fun with them!

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  10. Woo Hoo for the cookbook!! I love cookbooks and sit and read them like a novel. Cant wait to hear more about it.
    We are all about oranges right now.. this one is right up our alley!

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  11. Oh, boy, does your cake look marvelous...and that icing...mmmmmmmm. I'd love a piece right now :)

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  12. This looks outstanding. I had a deep love for ginger cake.

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  13. Congratulations on winning the cookbook. What a lovely and yummy cake!

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  14. A very good dessert for a special hearts day dinner.

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  15. This recipe sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. Well done for winning what a nice surprise! This ginger cake looks gorgeous and the orange icing is perfect for me with the ever increasing mountain of oranges I have in my kitchen!!

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  17. Man, I'd love a slice of that right now, but no, i'm sitting in my office having coffee for breakfast - regardless, that looks delicious!

    And congrats on winning the book - it sounds like a great one!

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  18. Wow this looks yummy. I love the flavor mix.

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  19. Oh that is such a sweet dessert, Mateja! Bonus points on all that citrus ... I love it!

    Congrats on your win!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  20. This cake looks so beautiful and refreshing...Happy Valentines day:)
    http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/happy-valentines-day-marzipan-meringues-chocolate-hearts/

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  21. Congrats on the cookbook win! This looks so beautiful and delish! Happy Valentines Day!

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  22. Congratulations! The cake in today's post is really lovely. I am a real fan of gingerbread and yours looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. Thank you all and happy Valentine's Day XOXOXO

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  24. Congratulations on your winning for that beautiful cookbook. The cake looks so scrumptious, and delicious. Love the frosting, as well!
    BTW-I posted your blog on my blog list, so I can just click on it on a daily basis...otherwise I forget!

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  25. This looks delicious! I say the more glaze, the better!

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