Ginger Yeti Cake with Lime Drizzle

Top view of an iced cake with a yeti made of ginger pieces on top

Served during the recording of Episode 14: Hauling a Couple of Prize Marrows



  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C / fan 130°C / gas 2. Grease and base-line a deep 20cm round springform cake tin or use a cake liner, if you like.
  2. Put the butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan and gently melt, stirring all the time. Stir in the milk, then tip into a wide bowl to cool. Stir in the egg.
  3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Stir in the syrup mixture and prunes. Pour into the tin and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin, then turn out onto a cooling rack over a plate.
  4. While the cake is baking, slice ginger into thin batons.
  5. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and mix to a smooth consistency with lime juice. Pour over the cake. Leave to set for 10 mins and pour residual icing over again.
  6. Arrange ginger pieces in the shape of a Yeti on the cake, and pour over residual icing again. Rearrange any disrupted ginger pieces. Leave or put in fridge to set; serve.