Dec 17, 2016

Chocolate & plum jam gingerbread cake

The best and the easiest chocolate gingerbread cake you could find. You're welcome. 

Ingredients for 24x30cm pan:

- 125g butter
- 230g caster sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp plum jam
- 3 tsp gingerbread spice mix
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 250ml milk
- 2 free-range eggs
- 300g all-purpose flour

+ 300-400g plum jam 
+ 200g dark chocolate, for ganache 

1. Preheat the oven to 175C/347F.

2. In a saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, honey, spices and plum jam until smooth. 

3.Transfer the mixture to the large bowl, then add the cocoa powder, baking soda, milk and eggs. Mix to combine. Finally, stir in the flour.  

4. Fill the prepared pan with batter and bake for about 35-40 minutes (or until the cake tester insertet in the centre of the cake comes out clean). Leave to cool completely. 

5. Cut the cake in two layers and spread the plum jam on the bottom one. Place another layer on top. 

6. Melt the chocolate in a water bath and frost the top and the sides of the cake. Serve when the chocolate is set.