Monday, September 21, 2009

This Cakes The Bomb!

I rarely post recipes (don't think I have on the poetry blog)..but this is absolutely to die for..besides, it's my birthday and I needed an excuse.. Its (Martha Stewart's Chocolate-Ginger Cake With Bourbon Sauce ) If you love the flavors of ginger, chocolate & hot Bourbon- then you won't be disappointed! (I go in and buy the tiny little bottles they sell by the's the perfect measurement-

1/2 cup unsalted butter, (1 stick), softened, plus more for pan
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons finely grated, peeled fresh ginger
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Bourbon Sauce
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9-inch Bunt pan. Dust with cocoa powder, and tap out excess; set aside. Put butter, molasses, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook , stirring constantly, until butter has melted. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Let cool 5 minutes.
Add eggs, milk, and grated ginger to the molasses mixture; whisk to combine. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, and cinnamon into a medium bowl.
Gently fold the flour mixture into the molasses mixture until just combined. (There should be lumps remaining.) Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake cake until a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cake cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Invert cake, and unsold onto a cake stand or a large serving platter. Using a spoon, drizzle the warm bourbon sauce over the cake in a back-and-forth motion. Serve immediately.
Makes 1 1/4 cups

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 large egg yolks
1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup good-quality bourbon
Put butter, egg yolks, brown sugar, vanilla, and bourbon in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture registers 160 degrees.on a candy thermometer, about 7 minutes.


Regina said...

Happy happy birthday dear friend. I wish you a lifetime of joy. God bless always.
That cake yummy. I don't really bake:).

Denise said...

Happy, Happy Birthday My Dear Friend! Pop into my blog later on today. I am going to make a birthday card for you. Just realized I don't know your first name??? Thanks for this delicious cake recipe too. It looks fantastically yummy!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Regina- your the best!
Denise, though I left a message on your blog- want to tell you how thoughtful and sweet that was! Hope you have a great day my blogging friend-

The Write Girl said...

Hey Regina,

This looks delicious. Happy belated birthday to you friend. I hope somebody else made you that awesome cake. Also, your new site looks very nice. Take care : )

This Eclectic Life said...

Happy belated birthday! Oh my thunder, that cake looks divine! I hope you enjoyed it AND your special day. The sauce sounds scrumptious enough to enjoy without cake under it!

[The first day I dropped by here, I thought those were "snowflakes." They are pollen grains, aren't they? Don't make me sneeze!]

Bengbeng said...

Happy birthday :)

Bengbeng said...

your header is lovely

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey..thanks, you really made my day! Was I looking for attention? HA HA
Write in, they served up cream puffs & Haagen-Dazs (I might post the pic's)and thank you!
T.E.L..glad you stopped by and thanks..your right, it certainly can be enjoyed w/out sauce! Glad you noticed it was pollen and not snow! Have a great day you guys-

jeannette stgermain said...

Hope you had a sweet birthday! I wish that all the good you have given will return to you with a double portion!
And thank you for the recipe of the cake - it sounds delicious, and am definitely going to try it sometime (hopefully soon:) ).

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh wow..thanks there Bengbeng..most greatful! Jeannette, much thanks for stopping by with your kind words- awesome

eileeninmd said...

Happy belated Birthday! The recipe sounds wonderful, I am going to have to somehow copy it. I hope you had a wonderful day.
Oh, and I love the photo of the green lizard, how cute.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe !! This is looking so mouth watering !!Unseen Rajasthan

Pacey said...

Ooopss, I hope am not too late in giving you my best wishes for your birthday. Looks like your cake is so yummylicious... Like the new header again.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Elleen, Unseen R and, never too late. Appreciate your sweet B.Day wishes- Hope you guys have a great day-

Magdalena said...

Happy Birthday!!! The cake looks really yummy... :-)

Oz Girl said...

Thanks for popping by my blogs and commenting! Wow, does this cake sound RICH!!!!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Magdalena & Oz is both yummy & rich..

sojourner said...

Looks good - Sounds good! Happy Belated Birthday. (if this is a repeat you can delete) This is my second time to try and post a comment (my computer is doing funny stuff to me).

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