Thursday, May 1, 2008
DANISH SPICE CAKE
Preheat oven to 375 degrees , and lightly butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan.
In a large bowl, stir together
1-1/2 cups maple syrup
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
In a bowl, whisk together
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Stir flour mixture into syrup mixture and pour into prepared pan.
Bake Cake :
bake cake in middle of 375-oven for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature
to 350-degrees, and bake 45 minutes more, or until risen and brown and
cracked on top. cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the side and remove from pan.
Cool cake completely on rack..
In a bowl, with a mixer, cream together
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
using a long serrated knife , halve cake horizontally into equal pieces.
Spread cream filling on bottom half,
and on the top half spread
1 cup orange marmelade
Reassemble cake and place on plate.
In a metal bowl set over a pan of simmering hot water, melt
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon water
As chocolate melts, stir in
3 tablespoons butter
one tablespoon at a time.
Transfer metal bowl to set over a bowl of ice and
and stir glaze until it reaches pouring consistency.
Pour glaze over the assembled cake . Spread over top of cake , allowing
excess glaze to drip over the sides.
Chill until ready to use. Bring to room temperature to serve.
A stranger you were once.
Then, with a gentle look you took my hand.
As our lives engaged,
you lit my life and I held both your hands.
Now that decades have passed,
ours souls have indeed become one.
How fortunate we are
that we have found the love so true
that everyone dreams about.
- Laura Veronica Merodio -