Stem Ginger Cake

It’s Mark’s birthday this week so I asked him what sort of cake he’d like me to make. He immediately said this one which comes from Delia Smith’s book, Delia’s Cakes.

Quite a lot of ingredients go into this one, but it’s an all in one method so it’s really easy to make. Actually, the only bit which caused me problems was the icing – I made mine a bit too runny so it didn’t look to good on top and had a bit of a tendency to run down and the under the cake.

I had a bit of an incident getting it into the tin once finished. The icing had run underneath and glued the cake to the plate, so it broke up quite a bit when I was moving it. But I cunningly hid the damage and nobody was any the wiser. The birthday boy enjoyed his slice so all is good!