Spiced cake bars

Spiced cake bars


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About this recipe: A warmly spiced bar that's easy to make and tastes fantastic. They are the perfect Christmas snack that can be enjoyed all year long.

Donna Casteel

Makes: 30 bars

  • 450g dark brown soft sugar
  • 100g margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon distilled malt vinegar
  • 65g caster sugar for decoration

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking tin.
  2. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix until light and fluffy. Sieve together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and bicarbonate of soda. Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk and vinegar. Mix well with an electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the cake feels firm.
  4. After cooling, cut cake into 5cm square bars. Roll each bar in sugar and store in covered tins.

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