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Spiced Ginger Loaf Cake

By rebeccalovatt (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • 1 hour for cake to cool
  • Easy
  • Makes 1 loaf
This spiced ginger loaf cake is really easy to make and turn into your own; you can even dip in and out of certain ingredients, or change the toppings around if you want. It's the perfect accompaniment with a cup of coffee on a cold winters day.
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Ingredients

The Sponge

  • 225g self raising
  • 225g light brown sugar
  • 225g margarine
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 bulbs stem ginger
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice

The Icing

  • 225g self raising
  • 225g light brown sugar
  • 225g margarine
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 bulbs stem ginger
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 240g icing sugar
  • 150g margarine or unsalted butter
  • 50g crushed walnuts
  • 2 tsp rose petals
  • 2 tbsp milk

Method

  • STEP 1
    Set the oven to 180oC or gas mark 4. In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and margarine.
  • STEP 2
    Beat in the eggs, then add the flour. Beat together until smooth and even.
  • STEP 3
    Add in the mixed spice and ground ginger and mix. Finely chop the stem ginger, add to the mixing bowl and mix well.
  • STEP 4
    Grease your loaf tin and line with baking paper. Pour in your mixture and cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until cooked. To check if it's cooked, stick a knife or skewer into the cake, if no residue comes out on the knife, your cake is cooked.
  • STEP 5
    Take out the oven and place on a cooling rack until fully cool.
  • STEP 6
    For the icing; Place the butter or margarine and icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix together until even and soft. Add 2 tbsp of milk and mix until creamy and smooth. Spread evenly over the top of the cake.
  • STEP 7
    With a pestle and mortar, lightly crush the walnuts and sprinkle them over the buttercream icing. Sprinkle the rose petals over the top to finish the look.
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