Monday, December 14, 2009

Nigella's Holiday hot cake

Nigella's Holiday hot cake / Bolo quente de Natal da Nigella

Checking the movies on TV last Saturday I was really glad to see “The name of the Rose” would be aired that night – I’d forgotten how much I love that film.

I’d also forgotten the idea of making Nigella’s hot holiday cakeI told you I wouldn’t wait till Christmas, but apparently my brain did not record that info. :)

The dessert is delicious and all you’ll need is a bowl and a wooden spoon. The spice flavor is strong, so cut it back a little if you’re not a big fan.

Nigella's Holiday hot cake / Bolo quente de Natal da Nigella

Nigella's Holiday hot cake
from here

1 cup + 1 tablespoon (150g) all purpose flour
100g light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
½ cup (120ml) full-fat milk
¼ cup (60ml) vegetable oil
1 egg

200g light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
6 teaspoons unsalted butter, room temperature
500ml boiling water

350ml heavy cream, whipped, to serve

Preheat oven to 220°C/428°F and place a baking sheet on the shelf.
Start by making the sponge: place the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ground ginger, mixed spice, milk, oil and egg in a large bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Pour into a greased, round baking dish (23cm diameter x 6cm deep). Set aside.
Now, the topping: in a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, ground ginger and mixed spice sprinkle over the batter in its baking dish. Dot the butter on top and pour the boiling water over the mixture – don’t worry, it will work out in the end.
Put the dish on the baking sheet in the oven for 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving, and make sure you scoop out the sauce beneath the sponge in the dish. Serve with the whipped cream.

Serves 6-8


Lizzie said...

well that looks beyond delicious. i am so making that this week!!

Unknown said...

Hey Santa,
Hands off my spoon that cake is mine I tell you!

Barbara said...

Yummy, Patricia. Especially the topping!
What's Santa going to do with that spoon? How dare he?

Anonymous said...

This looks totally amazing - yummo!

Anonymous said...

What an intriguing looking recipe. I love spice cake and the texture of this looks really delicious.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I have never heard of "hot cake" before, but the concept has my taste buds sizzling. :)

Anonymous said...

I must say that this looks perfect for any day! I too have never heard of hot cake, but it looks like pudding without too many eggs, and that's definitely a winner in my books :)

Anshika said...

Yumyyyyyyyyy cake. I am dying to have it. Perfect for Christmas.

Kana said...

Pudding cake!!!! My fave is the gooey part.

Joy said...

What exactly is "mixed spice"? Is that like allspice? Or pumpkin pie spice mix?

Anonymous said...

Pumpkin Pie Spice is the closest thing to Mixed Spice that you can buy in the US. It's a blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg etc. that's for sale in the UK under the name "mixed spice".

Ash said...

Love the santa!! Although he doesn't look to willing to share!!

May said...

Thank you Patricia! My boyfriend and I love spice cakes, I tried this yesterday and it is sooo good! I will definitly make it again. Next time maybe add some diced apples and risins.
Perefct cake for winter and Christmas :) Love it!

Thanks again :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lizzie, thank you!
Hope you like it!

Wizzy, I laughed out lout with your comment - tks, sweetie! :)

Barbara, Santa is ready to attack the cake!! :)
Tks, darling!

Alician, thank you!

Arugulove, the spices here are very pungent.

Susan, this was my first, too - I'm a convert! :)
Thank you!

Hey, dearie, it's sort of a pudding, indeed - I think you'd like it!

Anshika, thank you for stopping by!

Maya, I love anything gooey, too. ;)

Joy, Anonymous has answered you - I'll update the post with a link.

Anonymous, tks for the info!

Ash, he's pretty greedy! ;)
Thank you!

May, I'm so glad to know you've tried and liked it - thank you for telling me, sweetie!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mm mm! I love chocolate with spices, so thanks for sharing this Patricia. Btw, that Santa in the background is too cute!

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