Old-fashioned ginger cake

Old-fashioned ginger cake

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g plain flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
125g butter
80g brown sugar
2 tablespoons black treacle
175g golden syrup
2 eggs, beaten
125ml milk

Method

  1. Sift flour, spice, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Then combine butter, sugar, treacle and syrup in a small heavy saucepan. Heat gently until melted and dissolved, then allow to cool.
  2. Stir into dry ingredients with eggs and milk and beat thoroughly until smooth. Pour into a greased and lined 18 cm square cake tin.
  3. Bake in a preheated slow oven (150°C) for 1¼–1½ hours or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in tin for 15 minutes, then turn out. Serve plain or iced with lemon glacé icing.
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