Classic gingerbread cake

Classic gingerbread cake


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About this recipe: This is an old recipe that I have had kicking around for years. I always enjoy making it in a loaf tin, but you could spread it out into more of a traybake if you prefer.

lois h.b.

Makes: 1 gingerbread cake

  • 55g margarine
  • 55g brown sugar
  • 110g treacle
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 225g plain flour

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin or deep baking tray.
  2. Combine the margarine, sugar, treacle and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, till the sugar has dissolved. In a bowl, sift all the dry ingredients together and mix. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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