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Kitchen Front Ginger Cake

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Serves 14

Ginger cake

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  • 300g margarine, plus extra for tin
  • 400g golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 130 plain flour
  • 225g sr flour
  • 1 rounded tsp ground ginger
  • 1 rounded tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 110g soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


    1. Heat oven to 150c (130c). Grease and line a 26cm cake tin.
    2. Gently melt the margarine and syrup in a pan.
    3. Beat egg. Place flours, ginger, cinnamon, salt and sugar into a food mixer at low speed. With mixer running pour in the margarine and syrup, then add the egg.
    4. Dissolve bicarb in 175ml warm water, then pour into the bowl with mixer running. Spoon mix into the tin smooth over the top.
    5. Bake for 1 hour then test by inserting a cocktail stick into the middle. It should come out clean. If not bake for a further 5 mins and test again. Turn and cool on a rack

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12th Mar, 2014
This is a fab cake and so easy to make too! Stuck to exact recipe with no problems, though did take slightly longer to cook than it said. Also, its so much nicer the following day when the syrup seems to create a lovely sticky layer on the top. If there's any left over, then its great served warm with custard!
16th Aug, 2012
easily the best ginger cake I have ever made, I make it all the time! So quick and easy to prepare & keeps beautifully :))
28th Mar, 2012
Forgot the stars
28th Mar, 2012
Thanks to Nicky for her advice: halve the ingredients and use 8 inch tin. Did not want to buy a 26 cm tin just for this. It was 5 star delicious
7th Mar, 2012
This is now a family favorite for me. The best ginger cake I have ever made.
17th Feb, 2012
Forgot to add stars
17th Feb, 2012
I made this cake a few days ago for the first time and like Nicky I found it took longer to cook but the results were well worth it. I did cut down a little on the water and it was sufficient. Everyone loved it.
31st Dec, 2011
This has become a firm favourite with the whole family and friends. Very easy and would recommend to anyone people too try for themselves.
9th Oct, 2011
Made this the first time,as the original recipe.It took ages to cook. Have made a few times since,halving the ingredients and baking in an 8 inch round cake tin.Cook for the time indicated on recipe.DELICIOUS!
1st Oct, 2011
The best ginger cake recipe that we have found so far... It keeps very well, it taste wonderfull. I never used to like ginger but this recipe has changed that!


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