Festive Chocolate Coated Spicy Ginger Cake Pops
- 115g (4 oz) butter
- 150ml (¼ pint) golden syrup
- 150ml (¼ pint) black treacle
- 75g (3 oz) brown sugar
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 280g (10 oz) plain flour
- ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 150ml (¼ pint) milk
- Topping: (optional)
- Melted chocolate
Use a 12 hole cake pop tin, brush the indentations, both top and bottom with melted butter or white fat or lard. Put to one side.
Melt the butter, syrup, treacle and sugar together in a saucepan on the Simmering Plate, cool for a few minutes. Sieve the ginger, mixed spice, flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, milk and melted ingredients. Whisk the ingredients slowly together, using a whisk ensures you do not get any lumps of flour left in the batter mixture. Spoon the batter into the bottom half of the cake pop tin (without holes) - don't worry the remaining batter can be used to repeat this process. Place the other half of the cake pop tin (with holes) on top and secure with the keys.
2 oven AGA: Slide the cake pop tin onto the oven grid shelf, placed on the floor of the Roasting Oven, with the cold plain shelf on the second set of runners. Cook for about 16-18 minutes until a cocktail stick inserted through the hole comes out clean.
3 and 4 oven AGA:Slide the cake pop tin onto the oven grid shelf, placed on the floor of the Baking Oven. Cook for about 20 minutes until a cocktail stick inserted through the hole comes out clean.
Conventional cooking: Cook at 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4 for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven, take off the keys. Leave for 3-5 minutes in the tin then remove the cake pops to cool completely.
Dip the cake pop sticks into the melted chocolate and insert into the round cake pops. Let the chocolate cool to secure the stick in place.
Dip the cake pops into the melted chocolate, spinning to allow the excess chocolate to drip off, roll in sprinkles or decorate. Stand the cake pops in mugs to allow them to dry.