The festive season is well and truly upon us here at Traybakes HQ. The tree is up and covered in an array of ornaments, bought and homemade, and there are even a few presents underneath (Little Miss Traybakes has been very well behaved and isn’t shaking hers too much!). We’ve had our first snowfall and first sledding expedition. We’re introducing more Americans to the wonders of a good homemade mince pie and while we’re waiting for the Christmas cake to be iced, we’ve been enjoying this rich, spiced Ginger Cake.
This is a very easy cake to bake. It’s tangy and moist and you can throw it together very quickly. Not literally. Don’t throw cakes. It’s a waste of cake.
This was a recipe in one of my ‘retro’ Northern Irish traybake books. Yes, I know, it’s not a traybake, but reading through the books, I spotted this and thought it looked interesting.
It pretty much is a Lemon Drizzle Cake and requires you to do very little work. You melt some butter and mix it with sugar, eggs and flour. It’s that simple! Then, when cooked, you top it with lemon juice and sugar.