About this recipe: I am 'the one who can't cook' in my family, but I found this recipe in my mum's old food tech book, and it's brilliant (and fail-safe if it works for me). It's light and fluffy but really rich and warming at the same time (probably something to do with the spices). It's really good as an 'alternative' birthday cake, a cold-winter-evening-with-a-mug-of-hot-chocolate-and-a-good-book cake, or a cup-of-tea-and-a-chat cake. Enjoy...
Its been a little while since I made this one, so I've had to estimate the prep time. I'm a slow cook, AND I've given an outside estimate, so it shouldn't take more than 2 1/2 - 3 hours. If you try this, please could you comment on how long it took you, and come winter, I'll try to update the recipe myself (if that's possible, it's my first submission)
I tried sprinkling icing sugar on this one time, but the sticky surface disagreed with it, and it didn't taste nice at all, so I'd avoid that one.
Mascarpone? I have yet to try it, but it sounds promising . . .