Honey and ginger cake

Cookery is constantly changing, always capable of embracing new trends and new experiments, and going beyond the usual expectations - maybe even using ingredients in combinations that at first sight seem unlikely to work and certainly outside the norm. In this wonderful recipe we offer a dessert that is both sweet and yet also marked by a combination of distinctive flavours: the honey and ginger cake, combining the aroma and goodness of honey - sweet and molten – with the liveliness of ginger, which gives a note of originality to the cake. Are you ready to try a really unusual dessert, something that offers the perfect conclusion to a lovely dinner?

Ingredients

  • Italian 00 flour 100 grams
  • baking powder 1 sachet
  • honey 200 grams
  • vanillin 1 sachet
  • almonds 200 grams Chopped
  • carrots 200 grams
  • eggs 4 units
  • lemon juice The juice and zest of half a lemon
  • rum A tablespoon of rum
  • ginger A small piece of grated root ginger
Information
60 minutes Total time
45 minutes Active time
Serves 6 persons
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Preparation

Mix the egg yolks with the ginger, rum, juice and zest of a lemon, vanilla, honey, chopped carrots and chopped almonds. Add the flour and the baking powder. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and fold them into the mixture a tablespoon at a time. Spoon the mixture into a well-greased 21 cm cake tin and bake at 180 °C for 45 minutes.

Tips
If you love nuts you can customize your honey and ginger cake with some hazelnuts.
Trivia
Ginger is a root crop and native to south east Asia.

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