- 120 g butter, cut into pieces + extra for cake pan
- 250 ml water
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 140 g brown sugar
- 300 ml petimezi (grape molasses)
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten, at room temperature
- 250 g all-purpose flour + extra for dusting cake pan
- 2 teaspoons ginger powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- caster sugar, for serving
- heavy cream, beaten, for serving
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- Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
- Line the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper. Grease the parchment and walls of pan with butter and generously dust with flour.
- In a deep saucepan, add the water and baking soda and bring to a boil. It will froth a lot this is why your saucepan needs to be deep.
- Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Then add the butter and stir until it melts.
- Add the brown sugar, grape molasses and freshly grated ginger. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
- Sift the flour, ginger powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Set aside.
- Pour the grape molasses mixture into another bowl. Start to whisk using a hand whisk and add the eggs, one at a time, waiting for each one to become completely incorporated in the mixture before adding the next.
- Add the flour mixture in batches and whisk until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Transfer mixture to cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- When ready, remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
- Turn out onto a serving plate. Cut into pieces.
- Dust with caster sugar and top with lightly sweetened whipped cream to serve.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.