I decided I wanted to make a cake to celebrate the end of Movember (thanks to everyone who donated, by the way – winner of the Nordicware bundt tin is announced below!) and then I saw this ginger beer with its moustache theme and the decision of what cake to make was made for me! I had to include the bottle cap in the picture - look at its little 'tache!
The cake has a close, dense texture but isn’t heavy. We preferred it warm with custard than at room temperature but that was personal preference; it has a lovely flavour either way.
And now....drum roll please...the Movember donor who was drawn out of a hat (literally) by Mr CC and is the winner of the Nordicaware heritage bundt pan: Jo Hill! Congratulations Jo – please email me your address (you can email me via the button on the right hand side of my website) and I’ll pop your prize in the post. Thanks to everyone who donated and helped Mr CC raise so much money.
170g caster sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
170ml ginger beer
80ml vegetable oil – I used olive oil suitable for baking
260ml golden syrup
1 teaspoon baking powder