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Ginger Cake


I was looking for a recipe to use up some stem ginger in syrup I had and found this wonderful cake by Nigel Slater. I've adapted it slightly and omitted the sultana's as hubby is not keen. I don't think you can beat the smell of ginger cake baking in the oven. You definitely need to leave this cake to mature for a day or two before eating.

GINGER CAKE 

| Serves: 10 | Prep Time: 20 Minutes | Cook Time: 40 Minutes | Total Time: 1 Hour |


Ingredients:

250g Self Raising Flour
2 level TSP Ground Ginger
1/2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
1 level TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
Pinch Salt
200g Golden Syrup
2 TBSP Syrup from Stem Ginger Jar
125g Butter
3 lumps Stem Ginger, chopped
125g Dark Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
240ml Milk

Instructions:

Step 1: Line a square 20-22cm cake tin with baking paper and preheat oven to 180C/160Cfan.
Step 2: Sieve the flour, ginger, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in large bowl.
Step 3: Put the golden syrup, ginger syrup and butter into saucepan and melt on a low heat. Stir in sugar and chopped stem ginger and let it bubble gently for a minute.
Step 4: Break the eggs into a bowl, pour in the milk and beat. Remove butter and sugar mixture from heat and pour into flour. Stir until combined. Mix in the milk and eggs - the mixture should be sloppy.
Step 5: Spoon mixture into prepared tin and bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cake cool in tin then wrap in foil and let cake mature for a day before slicing.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 9th November 2009 |
































Comments

  1. Beth, its been a few days since I visited your blog, so please excuse my tardy "Congratulations" on your new arrival!. Rory looks adorable. Frankly I am amazed you have time to do anything,never mind bake a cake. Enjoy this special time (it does get easier). Charlotte. (Fellow cook, and fellow T. Planner)

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  2. It's one of my favourite cake recipes but you've got to put in the sultanas - it lifts the ginger cake from very good to excellent!

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  3. I love ginger cake and yours looks delish, have got a jar of stem ginger in the cupboard so can make good use of it at last!

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  4. Hi Beth, I love this ginger cake so much, and I never add the sultanas - I just double the ginger ;-)
    Congratulations on the beautiful new arrival
    x (WhiteRabbit from Nigella.com)

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  5. Congrats on Rory! He is too cute! I am so happy for you! The cake looks great too:)

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  6. I love Ginger and it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

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  7. I love, love, love ginger cake! This looks fantastic.

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  8. This looks delicious, I love ginger cake and it's one of those brilliant cakes that lasts and lasts and gets better after a few days. I will definitely be giving your version a go.

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