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A weekend at Oporto and a cake…

bolo de chocolate e gengibre

We’ll meet tomorrow with a cake and a hug…

bolo de chocolate e gengibre

Chocolate and candied ginger cake

3 eggs
250 g sugar
120 ml sunflower oil
50 g cocoa
200 g wheat flour
8 g baking powder
150 g cream (35% fat)
200 ml milk
40 g candied ginger
80 g dark chocolate (70%), chopped

Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC.
Grease and line with parchment paper a plum cake pan.
Remove the sugar coat from the ginger with hot water.
Chop the ginger. Set aside.
Beat the eggs with the sugar and the oil.
Fold in the flour sifted with the baking powder and the cocoa.
Add the cream and the milk and mix until smooth.
Combine with the chocolate and the ginger.
Pour the batter into the pan until half of the height.
Bake for 10 mintes.
Reduce oven temperature to 165ºC and bake for 1-1 1/2 hour.
(at 30 minutes make a lenghtwise cut on the top of the cake)
Remove from oven, unmold and let cool down on a wire rack.
The cake should be made the day before and kept in the refrigerator with film wrap.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with candied ginger dices.

Nota:Ginger can be substituted by candied lemon or orange.

bolo de chocolate e gengibre


6 Responses to “A weekend at Oporto and a cake…”

  1. dawn em 27 November, 2009

    oh you know I need to know what kind of light bottom you use. you mut use a 4-square light box? gorgeous photo, as always!

  2. linda em 28 November, 2009

    your photography & styling are just magnificent…makes me want to bake at once.
    i will be baking this…i am new to ginger in my baking …i just purchased crystallized ginger so i am set to re create your chocolate & candied ginger cake.
    thank you!

  3. anna em 30 November, 2009

    Chocolate and ginger are so wonderful together. I love how simple the cake looks, while knowing it’s got to have a LOT of flavor.

  4. Marillyn @ just-making-noise em 1 December, 2009

    You always have excellent photography! The cake looks & sounds divine :o)

  5. pity em 3 December, 2009

    what a delicious cake and wonderful photos, well done! cheers from london

  6. greenda em 4 February, 2010

    yesterday i made this cake by myself. so simply and tasty! thank you!
    and separate thanks from my parents)
    i never tried baking before :)

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