Golden Syrup Cake
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Golden Syrup Cake

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(26 ratings)

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Cooking time

Which includes 10 minutes cooling time for the melted ingredients

Servings

Serves 16

A rich, moist cake drenched with the wonderful flavour of golden syrup

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Ingredients

  • 225g Butter
  • 225g Sugar (light muscovado adds depth but caster is fine)
  • 450g Golden Syrup
  • 450g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 300 ml milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 30cm x 23cm x 4cm baking tin or foil tray bake

Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 140C/fan (or 160/C - gas mark 3). Grease the tin and line the base with baking paper leaving a little to cover the bottom corners and sides. Press into place.
    2. Place butter, syrup and sugar into a large pan and heat gently until the ingredients are just melted together, stirring occassionally. Leave to cool for 10 minutes (it helps if you place the pan away from the hob during this time since it will remain warm).
    3. Beat the eggs with the milk. Add the flour and milk/egg mixture to the cooled syrup mixture in the pan and beat steadily with a wooden spoon until all the lumps have gone. This may take a few minutes so you will need a little patience. Pour the mixture into the tin.
    4. Bake for around 50 minutes. The cake will be well risen and springy, but still very moist. After a few minutes cooling time, pierce the cake all over with a skewer and spoon the extra golden syrup over the top. Leave to cool completely in the tin.
    5. This cake keeps for a week and only improves with time! A real treat and a cake you will be asked to make again and again.

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niciphillips75's picture

The texture is great, it's really easy to make, it's huge and goes well with custard....but it doesn't taste of much - perhaps due to the fact I used caster sugar and not muscovado? I was disappointed as all the reviews were brilliant for it. I wouldn't bake it again.

fayina23's picture

The cake texture was ok but the taste was fairly dull. There was also a lot of cake to get through cause it was a really large recipe. Would not bake again

Missusoononymous's picture
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Made this cake, but was 50g short of syrup so used 50g of treacle, also used half dark muscovado and half golden caster sugar as I didn't have light muscovado and it was amazing! Also the mix is huge so I divided it between 2 tins...which was handy as it got eaten soooo quickly! Really really good recipe will be making again... a lot! :-)

Kiab's picture

I have made this a few times now. I do the same ingredients but halve the mixture into two loaf tins. My whole family love it!!!! Thank you for sharing it :-)

summerjools's picture

Have made this cake a few times now..it is lush it never lasts long in our house ..easy to make we love it thanks for the recipe...x

Sophia89's picture

Wow! This truly is the best cake I've ever made. I also halved the recipe and it worked really well, served with custard, even better! :)

Bakingmad13's picture

Amazing cake! Works really well with gluten free flour too if you add a dash more milk - my coeliac friend loves it. The original recipe is a huge family and friends hit too. Again I halved the recipe to fit a 2lb loaf tin.

rhudson's picture
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Aw fabulous decision on the wedding cake Minty! Thanks for your lovely comments and to everyone else too! Much appreciated! Happy baking, Bex :0) xxx

minty88's picture
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Love love love this!! Have made it a lot and always get great feedback! It defiantly tastes better after a day or three not that it lasts that long! We like it so much we are having it as a wedding cake tier!! Also helps that I'm using golden syrup tins as flower pots for the big day too! If you half this recipe it suits a normal size loaf tin!

gingerbakerella's picture
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Delicious still warm with a little custard. Thanks for sharing.

shesays's picture
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Delicious and lovely texture. Halved recipe which baked perfectly in 20cm round cake tin. Forgot to drizzle with syrup at end but it was still scoffed by all. Served with custard and clotted cream ice cream.

jack-alex's picture
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This is truly food heaven.
I managed to keep 2 slices back to see if it improves with age( and boy does it improve!) but my lot eat it hot from the oven.
I made it for my daughter as a welcome home from hospital cake and she loved it.
I divide the mixture into 2 lined loaf tins so they can eat one and I can hide one. There are 2 in the oven at this very moment. One of the best cake recipes I've tried, surpasses even Hummingbird recipes.
Fantastic!!!

shellholly's picture

I have actually created an account just to comment on this! Made it today, tastes and looks absolutely fab! Recipe is easy to follow and turns out exactly as promised! Fantastic! Have written this down in my recipe journal and im sure it will be used again and again and again! x

jcallaghan's picture
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This is a fantastic cake. I've made it lots of times now and it's a big hit every time. I normally mix the flour in first before adding the milk/egg mixture. That way the lumps don't form.

maddysmum's picture
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Made this twice now real family fave think im going to be making it for years ..i. did halvd ingredients and made a good size loaf ..

claire1962perkins's picture

So amazing, gets even better with time.

rhudson's picture
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Sinead and everyone who has rated / commented - thank you so much for your lovely comments. I have some more great recipes that I plan to post as soon as I get time xxx Happy Baking (and eating :o)

sineado's picture

This cake is amazing. I baked for the first time in 12 years, and I decided to make this one. It was amazing and it was gone within 4 hours. Once the cake was out of the oven I immediately put a lot of syrup on it as it covered it then and sprinkle of sugar. It was good. I am back to making it tonight for the boys. It is a hit with the guys I live with. I rate it 10/10

holly_golightly's picture
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So moist and delicious. Massive cake that will keep everyone happy!

sandypops1200's picture

Delicious.... what more can I say

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