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Ginger cake

By janjam (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • 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

  • STEP 1
    Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin or a 2lb loaf tin.
  • STEP 2
    Pre-heat oven to 170c/gas mark 3. I've got a fan oven to I set mine to 160c.
  • STEP 3
    Put butter and golden syrup ina small saucepan and melt over a low heat, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat.
  • STEP 4
    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.
  • STEP 5
    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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