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Delicious gingerbread recipe

Delicious gingerbread recipe

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  • Ginger cake

A moist and lightly spiced cake. It's delicious thickly sliced. Perfect to be served as dessert or with afternoon tea.

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IngredientsServes: 12

  • 200g plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 115g margarine
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 175g golden syrup
  • 125ml boiling water

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45min

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23cm round tin. Sieve together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream margarine and dark brown soft sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and golden syrup. Add flour mixture and water. Beat until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into tin. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from tin and serve warm.

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Really easy to make.Very moist cake.-04 Dec 2017

by mascara

I loved this recipe. I did make a few changes. I substituted applesauce for the shortening to make it lower in fat. I also used 1 teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon. I did not have any molasses so I used pure maple syrup. The end result was a moist and flavorful cake Thank you for sharing this recipe!-06 Jan 2006

by DA174

The cake came out light, fluffy, crumbly and delicious. I followed the recipe except for using 2 eggs instead of one and baking in a tube pan. My husband says it is the perfect cake.-15 Mar 2002