I love a good gingersnap, and these Gingersnaps with Lemon Sugar didn’t disappoint. They are easy to throw together and fairly forgiving. I love the sugar coating creating a nice crunchy exterior, but the lemon flavor didn’t really come through for me. I think I’d either skip or double the zest next time, but the overall cookie recipe is excellent.
Hair of the Dog Cake, or Rum Soaked Caramelized Deliciousness. I love easy cakes. Simple, one pan, no fuss creations, that’s me. And this cake was easy every step of the way. However, if you don’t like rum, I’d recommend modifying this recipe. It is one of the booziest cake I have ever had. The flavor does lessen over time, but whoa, right out of the oven the flavor was hugely alcoholic.
Probably because you literally pour rum all over it.
Now for the fun part of this recipe. The easiest way to carbonize all of my hard work is probably to put the whole buttery pan two inches from a 500 degree broiler, but I tried it anyway. I watched, some what apprehensive, as the sugar bubbled and caramelized. But wow, the results are really awesome. Why aren’t there more cakes that do this? It’s a genius idea.
Oddly, this cake reminded me most of syrup drenched pancakes, except instead of maple you have rum.
If you loved this cake as much as I did, I have a recommendation for you. Over the holidays my mom and I tried Pioneer Woman’s Sticky Cherry Cake, which is similar to this one in that it’s a single layer cake soaked in a delicious syrup. The Cherry Cake is sadly not flambeed, but it is still quite good.