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Ginger cake

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Serves 1

Ginger cake very like McVities famous cake

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Ingredients

  • 60g butter
  • 125g golden syrup
  • 100g plain flour
  • 25g self raising flour
  • 1teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground ginger
  • 0.5 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 100g caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 125ml milk
  • 1 egg, beaten

Method

    1. Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin or a 2lb loaf tin. Pre-heat oven to 170c/gas mark 3. I've got a fan oven to I set mine to 160c.
    2. Put butter and golden syrup ina small saucepan and melt over a low heat, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat.
    3. Sift both flours, the soda and the spices into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and salt , give it a good stir, then add the egg and milk mixing until smooth. Gradually add the melted butter/syrup mix, stirring until well combined.
    4. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 50-55mins (fan oven I would say 40-45mins) until risen and firm to the touch. Allow to cool in the tin for 5mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

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Comments (16)

Jezza64's picture
5

Super recipe, and keeps well, still sticky and moist after 3 weeks. I blitzed a couple of ounces of porridge oats and chucked those into the mix, so became a cross between Jamaica ginger cake and parking.

caitlintitley's picture
3.75

Lovely recipe - it produced a light and fluffy cake and it's even better served warm with custard. I was a bit worried when it looked cooked in the middle but not on the edges, but stick with it because it does work! I had mine in a fan oven for about 47 mins on 160 degrees C. I also added about 3-4 tsp ginger, as it couldn't be tasted with only 1 tsp in. Will definitely make this cake again!

rowena27's picture

Great recipe, lovely light tasty cake. I used dairy free spread instead of the butter and substituted almond milk in the same quantities for a dairy free cake! I also substituted about a third of the golden syrup for molasses so the cake was darker and a bit less sweet maybe - I know molasses isn't to everyone's taste.

423Eilidh's picture
5

Love this recipe, its fast becoming a family favourite. Thanks

cherylsneek's picture
5

Made this yesterday really lovely cake went down a treat with custard

gekkotoes's picture
5

I made this on Sunday - I was s bit dubious as to how it would turn out as the mix is very runny. It turned out beautifully, and I will definitely be making this again. The only change I was was to increase the ginger to 4 heaped tsps. Lovely cake!

sian2000's picture
5

I made this with gluten free flour, it's very yummy. Thank you.

Bolnuevo24's picture

Love this recipe and it tastes wonderful. I've made it a few times now but it always sinks in the middle. I don't have this problem with any other cake, any suggestions? I use a 2lb loaf tin.

janjam's picture

Hi, so glad you like the recipe, every now and then mine sinks too, have recently taken to beating it with a hand held whisk for a minute or two, seems to do the trick! JJ

DawnieBee's picture

Mine sunk too. I googed it and you're not supposed to open the oven door before the cake has "set". Ooops. I won't do that next time.
Also there could be too much raising agent. Bicarb is a raising agent and there's a raising agent in self-raising flour. I was at the end of my packet of self-raising flour so maybe there was more raising agent.
Defo trying again as it was delish.

carol b's picture

easy recipie to follow , but could not taste ginger at all ended up with 4 teaspoons ginger and would probably put a bit more in next time.

samlinforth's picture
5

Great recipe, turns out perfectly every time. Delicious as a cake in its own right but also lovely with berries and cream as a simple dessert.

Jar3vis's picture

This is wonderful. Thank you so much for the recipe.

bmmalik's picture

Excellent recipe, makes a very moist and tasty loaf that lasts for a number of days

joolzabelle's picture

Mmmm followed recipe exactly, was really easy and really yummy!

sparkyboo's picture
5

Excellent ginger cake. I doubled the amount of ginger as I like it strong but really enjoyed this. Thank you :)

Questions (1)

md155's picture

Taste was good but sunk in the middle - mixture was very runny so not sure if I done something wrong????

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