Maida's ginger cake

Maida's ginger cake


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About this recipe: Whether you call it gingerbread or ginger cake - this is the easiest recipe I know for that delicious sticky treat! For a special occasion, you could spread a layer of icing on top.

Maida Black

Makes: 1 loaf

  • 85g butter
  • 80ml boiling water
  • 80ml golden syrup
  • 75g sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 150g flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and lightly flour a loaf tin.
  2. Place butter in a mixing bowl; pour boiling water over and stir until melted. Add golden syrup, sugar and egg; stir until sugar is dissolved. Sift flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and ginger into the bowl; beat until smooth. Pour cake batter into prepared tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin.

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My Knit and Natter group LOVE this recipe so I'm really happy. - 25 Feb 2014

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