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Ginger cake

This spicy, moist sponge is perfectly finished by the ginger syrup and treacle drizzle

This spicy, moist sponge is perfectly finished by the ginger syrup and treacle drizzle

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Cooking Time

Cook: 1 Hour 30 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 16

Cooking Time

Price: 15p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 65g serving contains

Energy
867kj
207kcal
10%
Fat
7.2g
Med
10%
Saturates
4.2g
High
21%
Sugars
22.1g
High
25%
Salt
0.4g
Med
7%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
1334kj/319kcal

Ingredients

115g butter, plus extra for greasing

100g black treacle, plus 1 tbsp to serve (optional)

125g golden syrup

2 balls Opies Stem Ginger in Syrup, drained and chopped

225g self-raising flour

2 level tsp ground ginger

1/2 level tsp ground mixed spice

75g dark soft brown sugar

75g sultanas (optional)

2 large eggs

75ml milk

3 tbsp stem ginger syrup (from the jar), to serve (optional)

Method

1
Pre-heat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Lightly grease the inside of a 19cm-deep square cake tin and line with baking paper.
2
Put the butter, black treacle, golden syrup and stem ginger in a pan and heat gently until the butter melts, but don't let the mixture boil. Set aside to cool to lukewarm.
3
Sift the flour, ground ginger and ground mixed spice into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and the sultanas, if using.
4
Lightly beat the eggs with the milk. Add to the flour with the lukewarm syrup mixture and stir until just evenly blended.
5
Transfer to the cake tin.
6
Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Check after 1 hour. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove and finish cooling on a rack. Slice.
7
Mix the ginger syrup with 1 tbsp black treacle. Drizzle over cake slices to serve.