Gingerbread bundt cake with lingonberries
Makes one large bundt cake
Note that I used a 10 cup bundt pan to bake this cake and it was actually slightly too small for the batter so I would suggest putting a piece of baking paper underneath the pan while baking, or reserving some of the batter to bake some muffins. A 12 cup pan would probably be more suitable.
You can easily halve the recipe for a smaller pan (a 5-6 cup pan) and bake it for about 45 minutes.
Gingerbread spice mix
This recipe makes more than you need for this recipe but I figure why not make some extra for other uses? I highly recommend grinding cardamom and cloves with a pestle and mortar instead of buying ready made. It does make a huge difference!
4 tsp ground cinnamon
4 tsp ground ginger
3 tsp freshly ground cardamom
3 tsp freshly ground cloves
Soft gingerbread cake
3 3/4 cups (540 g) all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp gingerbread spice mix
1 tsp ground bitter orange peel (can be omitted)
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cup (240 g) light muscovado sugar (or light brown sugar)
3/4 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp (200 ml) cane syrup
250 g (2 sticks + 1/4 stick) butter
3/4 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp (200 ml) heavy cream (about 35-40 % fat content)
1 1/4 cup (300 ml) milk
1 cup (150 g) frozen lingonberries (can be omitted)
2/3 cup (90 g) powdered sugar
1 1/2 tbsp milk
1. Mix together ground spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves) in a small jar.
2. Heat oven to 175°C (350F). Grease and flour a large bundt pan which holds about 10-12 cups (preferably 12 cups). Set aside.
3. Mix flour, baking soda, salt, 3 tsbp gingerbread spices and ground bitter orange peel in a bowl. Set aside.
4. Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy and lighter in color, about 3-4 minutes. Add cane syrup and beat until smooth.
5. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add cream and milk.
6. Add dry ingredients and butter mixture to the egg mixture in additions, and stir until smooth.
7. Stir in the lingonberries, then pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the lower part of the oven for 55-65 minutes, but start checking doneness after 50 minutes. Keep an eye on the cake during the whole baking time so the top won’t brown too fast (if it does, carefully place a piece of baking paper or aluminum foil on top).
8. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then unmold onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
9. Mix together powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. Pour glaze over the cake.