Easy ginger cake squares

Easy ginger cake squares


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About this recipe: An easy ginger cake that you can slice up into squares. Eat on their own or seve warm with custard. These store well in an airtight container for a few days - if they last that long!

Helen Sykes

Makes: 24 pieces

  • 175g butter
  • 3 dessertspoons golden syrup
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 50g demerara sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Grease a 33 × 23 cm (13 × 9 in) Swiss roll tin and line with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the butter and golden syrup over low heat, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate and ginger into a bowl; stir in the melted syrup mixture, caster sugar and eggs. Turn the mixture into the Swiss roll tin and spread so that the surface is level. Sprinkle the demerara sugar evenly over the top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until well risen and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Leave the mixture to cool slightly, cut into 24 pieces and lift on to a wire try to cool before serving.

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