Ginger Cake

Posted By Kerri


Having a birthday is a good excuse to make a cake. I made this on Friday and left it for a couple of days before eating to mature. That sounds incredibly restrained, the reality is that there just wasn’t any time to eat it before today!

I found the recipe online but couldn’t find the treacle when I came to make the cake (Stephen of course found it within seconds of arriving home) so substituted it for golden syrup. I toyed with the idea of making lemon icing this morning but I don’t really like icing so didn’t bother.

It was a good cake for so little effort but I can see how the treacle would have improved it.

Recipe below, it was probably the easiest cake I’ve ever made, which is a good thing for a baking doofus like me.

350g self raising flour
225g caster sugar
1 egg
3 teaspoons ground ginger
100g soft, unsalted butter
3 tablespoons black treacle
1/2 teaspoon bicarb
2 tablesponns milk
225ml boiling water

Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined.
Pour into a 2lb loaf tin.
Cook until skewer comes out clean – 50 mins in 2lb loaf tin.
Leave to cool before removing from tin.

Jan 11th, 2009

4 Comments to 'Ginger Cake'

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  1. Su-Lin said,

    Happy belated birthday!!!

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  2. Mrs Ergül said,

    Happ belated birthday Kerri!

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  3. Claire said,

    Happy belated Birthday Kerri 🙂 Thank you for your message the other day… still not cooking anything new or interesting to blog about – hope to be back soon! x

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  4. Katie said,

    Oh drool! Kerri is possibly my favorite thing in the world, if it’s gingery, I’m there…twice!

    Happy belated birthday! I hope you have a lovey day :))

    Katie xo

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