Delicious gingerbread

    (30)
    45 min

    A moist and lightly spiced cake. Ginger and cinnamon spice this cake and dark brown soft sugar and golden syrup adds character. It's delicious thickly sliced. Perfect to be served as dessert or with afternoon tea.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 200g plain flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 115g margarine
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 175g golden syrup
    • 125ml boiling water

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23cm round tin. Sieve together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream margarine and dark brown soft sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and golden syrup. Add flour mixture and water. Beat until smooth.
    3. Pour batter into tin. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from tin and serve warm.

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    I loved this recipe. I did make a few changes. I substituted applesauce for the shortening to make it lower in fat. I also used 1 teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon. I did not have any molasses so I used pure maple syrup. The end result was a moist and flavorful cake Thank you for sharing this recipe!  -  06 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    25

    The cake came out light, fluffy, crumbly and delicious. I followed the recipe except for using 2 eggs instead of one and baking in a tube pan. My husband says it is the perfect cake.  -  15 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    16

    I would not make this cake again even though it was very tasty. The cake crumbled into pieces with every slice. The recipes instuctions talks abouts "eggs", however there is only one egg in the recipe. I wouldn't know how to bind this recipe to make it stay together once baked.  -  24 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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