When I was a kid my mam and I used to go to ASDA every Saturday to do the weekly food shop. We would inevitably treat ourselves to an individually packaged carrot or chocolate cake, and if we really fancied it, some rotisserie chicken to make the best chicken and mayonnaise sandwiches. Delish.
The best part of that experience for me, was when the new ASDA magazine would come out. We would always pop one in with our shopping and have a look at it over a cup of tea (and slice of cake) when we got home, working out what we might try and cook next.
Even now when we do our food shopping I always pick up the magazines to see what’s new. Most recently I spotted this ginger and pear upside down cake on the ASDA website and couldn’t wait to give it a try.
I pretty much followed the recipe but swapped out the ground ginger for another teaspoon of cinnamon. Another handy tip for this recipe is to use a fine grater (you can see my recommendation here) for the stem ginger, especially if fine chopping isn’t your strong point! Using the fine grater makes this part of the process much simpler.
The cake itself is really dense and moreish, with a lovely ginger and cinnamon flavour. This is a good one to do for friends and family who don’t have a hugely sweet tooth.
I’ve made this cake twice now, most recently at Christmas. It went down well amongst our guests and I’ve found it goes well with some cream and even better with vanilla ice cream.