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ginger cake

Ginger Cake

This is a delicious old fashioned Ginger Cake. So simple to make it belies it's fabulous gingery flavour and moist crumb

Course cake
Cuisine Universal
Keyword ginger cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 43 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 464 kcal


  • 150 grams unsalted butter
  • 300 grams golden syrup
  • 100 grams black treacle
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 30 mls water
  • 250 mls full fat milk
  • 2 medium eggs beaten
  • 300 grams plain flour
  • 125 grams dark muscovada sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C/gas mark 3/325 F

  2. Nigella suggests a tin foil baking tray of 30 x 20 x 5 cm. I used a 2 lb loaf tin with a paper liner. If not using a cake liner then line with Bake-O-Glide or baking parchment.

  3. In a saucepan melt 150 grams/21 oz butter, 300 grams/10.5 oz golden syrup, 100 grams/3.5 oz treacle, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 heaped tsp ground ginger and 125 grams/4.4 oz dark muscovado sugar and stir until well combined.

  4. Take off the heat and 250 mls milk, 2 eggs and dissolved 1 tsp bicarb of soda. By adding th emilk first you make sure the mixture is cool enough not to cook the eggs. Mix well.

  5. Put 300 grams/10.5 oz plain flour in a mixing bowl and pour the warm liquid into the bowl. Mix well until smooth.

  6. Pour into your tin and bake for about 45 mins until risen and firm. The top will be sticky.

  7. Apply to Moustached Face.....hopefully.

Nutrition Facts
Ginger Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.