Anyone have Nigella's Holiday Hot Cake Recipe please?

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Fubsy | 16:13 Sat 15th Dec 2007 | Recipes
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I would love to make Nigella Lawson's Holiday Hot Cake but didn't tape the show or write the recipe down. I've found a sticky toffee version but I want to make the Christmassy spicy version that was featured on her Express TV series recently.

Can anyone help me out with the recipe please? Many thanks!


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Hello Fubsy
I watched part of the show and have the recipe in bits if that is any good to you, didnt manage to get all the quantities down but do have all the ingredients. I would also love to get this recipe if you should get it completely, I would appreciate completing my version.
I wrote down most of the ingredients, but missed the last bit about making the sauce.

Here's the ingredients:

For the cake:
150g flour
100g muscavado sugar
1 teaspoon each of ginger, mixed spice, baking powder
125 ml milk
1 egg
Mix all of the above together and pour into a pan.

For the sauce:
?? Sugar (I don't have a quantity)
1 teaspoon each of ground ginger and mixed spice
6 teaspoons of butter
500 ml of boiling water

I think the method for making the sauce was sprinkle the ginger and mixed spice over the cake mix. Pour on the boiling water, sprinkle over the sugar and dot the 6 teaspoons of butter over the sugar.

Bake for 30 mins at 220 c, then stand for 10 mins. The sauce should end up underneath the cake.
Hello Almack2, could you fill in my missing bits and confirm the method for making the sauce?
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almack2 and Lady Di, thanks so much for the replies!

almack2, that would be great if you have the sugar quantity for the sauce, please let us know, thanks. Between the 2 of you we could get the entire recipe!
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Yay, the BBC food message boards had the recipe posted on a thread there - here it is:

Nigella�s Holiday Hot Cake

150g flour
100g light muscovado sugar, plus 200g extra
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons mixed spice
125ml full-fat milk
60ml vegetable oil
1 egg
6 teaspoons butter
500ml boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 220c/gas mark 7 and place a baking sheet on the shelf. Put water on to boil.
2. Mix together the flour, 100g of the sugar, the baking powder, 1 teaspoon of the ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of the mixed spice, and the milk, oil and egg.
3. Put into a greased, round baking dish (23cm diameter x 6cm deep)
4. In another bowl, mix together the remaining 200g of sugar with the remaining teaspoons each of mixed spice and ground ginger, and sprinkle over the batter in its baking dish. Dot the butter on top and pour the boiling water over the mixture. Trust me.
5. Put the dish on the baking sheet in the oven for 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving, and make sure you scoop out the sauce beneath the sponge in the dish.
Serves 6-8

Enjoy! Merry Christmas!
It's also in today's Daily Mail, Fubsy, along with her other Christmas recipes.

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