Gingerbread crumble cake bars

    Gingerbread crumble cake bars


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    About this recipe: This cake has a wonderful combination of flavours and textures. There are two layers, a dense bottom layer and a crumbly top layer. It's deliciously moreish. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

    Makes: 9 - 12

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 115g margarine
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons black treacle
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225g buttermilk

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Mix sugar, margarine, flour, spices and salt as for dough. Divide dough in half and set aside.
    3. Add remaining ingredients to half of the dough. Place in a greased 23cm square tin.
    4. Sprinkle the other half of the dough over mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in tin and then cut into bars.

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