Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chocolate Ginger Cake with Custard Sauce - Happy Birthday Hubby :-)

Time is just flying and how... We are keeping busier than usual, there is a lot going on but we are loving every bit of it. 


Christmas is just round the corner and we have already started celebrating. Cakes, Scones, Cupcakes...oh the list is endless. Today is my dear hubby's birthday and I pampered him with a grand breakfast and made this cake for him. We both are die hard chocolate fans and we do love ginger a lot and hence this was the perfect cake for his birthday. 


The cake is soft, moist and simply yumm. Ginger adds it own zing to the cake and together with custard sauce it was indeed very satisfying. The best and the most important thing is that the birthday boy was more than happy and that definitely made me a little extra happy :-) 



Ingredients

4 tbsp heaped - whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tbsp - oat flakes
6 tbsp - honey
6 tbsp - sunflower oil
1 1/2 tsp - baking powder
3/4 tbsp - cocoa powder
a pinch of salt
100 grams - chocolate 55%, melted and cooled
1/2 tbsp - crystallised ginger, chopped
2 1/2 tsp - dried ginger powder (saunth)
1/2 cup - gingerale

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease a 15 cm round cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, oat flakes, baking powder, cocoa powder, crystallised ginger, dried ginger powder and salt. 
  3. In another bowl, mix well the honey and oil.
  4. Add the melted and cooled chocolate to the flour and rub lightly with finger tips until it resembles bread crumbs.
  5. Add the honey and oil mixture and then add the gingerale and mix lightly for a couple of minutes.
  6. Pour the batter into the greased pan.
  7. Place the pan in the center of the preheated oven and bake for approx 40 minutes.
  8. Let the cake cool in the pan.
  9. Unmould and serve with custard sauce. (warm up the cake slice for a few seconds in the microwave and serve- tastes yumm)


With or without the warm custard sauce the cake tasted great...


Sending this cake to Suma's Bakeomania and Jyoti's Winter Warmers

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and loads of fun. We are going on a small holiday over Christmas, so will be with you again in a week or so.


Enjoy!

46 comments:

  1. Luv the texture of the cake....healthy n tempting it looks...Bday wishes to your hubby!

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  2. beautiful cake...lovely pictures

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  3. The cake looks moist and delicious. Ginger powder is a good add.

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  4. Yummy and delicious cake.. birthday wishes to ur hubby :)

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  5. Thank you for the entry! Pics are awesome.. My birthday wishes to ur hubby! Enjoy!

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  6. The cake looks really yummy.

    have a great holiday

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  7. Rachana Birthday wishes to your hubby, chocolate ginger cake with custard looks awesome.

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  8. Wow excellent photos first of all .. followed by excellent recipe.. Wish ur hubby many more happy returns of the day.

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  9. First of all birthday wishes to your hubby.
    thats an incredible cake Rachana that too with so lil flour...am gonna make this.bookmarked

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  10. My hearty birthday wishes to ur hubby Rachana...irresistible cake looks super soft and spongy..

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  11. tats a mouthwatering platter...simply amazing

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  12. Cake looks delicious.Happy Holidays.

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  13. Delicious cake....healthy too!!Happy Holidays!!

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  14. wow..cake looks so delicious...loved the pics too

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  15. Happy Holidays! Your cake look so moist and delicious. Your hubby is very lucky!

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  16. Yummy cake and b'day wishes to your hubby Rachana.

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  17. That cake looks so good! It looks so moist and rich. I am totally into it. Yum!

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  18. Birthday wishes to your hubby Rachana:-)
    Wow, the cake sure looks heavenly!! Wish I could grab a bite too!
    Merry Christmas to you too, Enjoy your holidays and be back soon..You will be missed :-)

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  19. Amazing... yummy...
    nice texture, perfect sponge, and simple yet gr8 presentation n clicks.

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  20. Lovely cake, and Happy Birthday to your husband!

    And Seasons Greetings too :-)

    ciao
    A.

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  21. Beautiful! Love the ingredients you've used, it's perfect and yummy. Birthday wishes to your hubby..

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  22. Beautiful and mouthwatering cake.

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  23. Thats such an amazing combination… ginger and chocolate! Happy Birthday to your husband! :)

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  24. Wish a very happy Birthday to your Husband!!!
    Awesome Cake! Bookmarked.

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  25. Hey,

    Goregous...awesome,beautiful...love it....................yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..:0

    Dr.Sameena@
    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  26. The cake got an excellent texture and flavor!

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  27. lovely pictures, the cake looks great though you have used whole grains in it.

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  28. Super soft and moist cake..simply loving the beautiful texture

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  29. Bday wishes to your hubby,hope he had a lovely day with you and the cake looks beautiful and so spongy...

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  30. oh what a wonderful flavours and the texture looks awesome :)

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  31. The cake looks moist and delicious. The custard sauce looks especially scrumptious :) By the way, I took my friends back to Victorian House the next day because the scones were just so delicious, and they loved them!! Thanks again for everything. It was a pleasure meeting you :)

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  32. happy b'day to him....merry christmas nd a happy new year.....awesome one.....yummmm.....hey, nd guess wat, my b'day was on the 21st!!!!

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  33. Love the combination of ginger and choclate and the snapshots are lovely! Happy holidays!

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  34. Hey rachana there is an award for you on my blog..check out my second last post..

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  35. Happy belated Birthday to your hubby and a Merry Christmas!
    Chocolate cake looks moist and delicious!
    Angie

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  36. really yummy looking cake!! belated b'day greetings to ur hubby!!..
    WISH YOU AND FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  37. yummy cake...hope you and your hubby had a great time...:)...belated birthday wish from us..!

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  38. great recepie . Hope it helps me lose some weight lol

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  39. Wow!! Sounds wonderful and delicious, perfect as a winter dessert with the custard! I must try out one of ur healthy and yumm wheat based cakes.

    Thanks so much for sending this to my event, wish I could eat it for real as well;-)

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  40. Perfect cake to celebrate your hubby's b'day. He must have wished everyday was his b'day :P Happy New year to you guys!

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  41. yummy and awesome recipe…neat clicks…1st time in ur space..you have great collection of recipes,and when ur free please drop into my blog

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