Grandma Bower’s Gingerbread Cake

This cake is a good, old-fashioned, sturdy and delightfully aromatic tasting cake.  No extra fluff of icing or decorating, just great flavour.  Perfect for afternoon tea with a cup of coffee, a pot of tea, or even with a nightcap like Cointreau or Kahlua.  What’s more, it’s one of those baked goods that keeps well and the flavour gets better with age.  So now you have a cake recipe that doesn’t have to be eaten all in one sitting….can you actually resist and make it last…..

Grandma Bower’s Gingerbread Cake

  •  125g butter
  • 1/2 cup treacle
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 150 mls milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate

Pre-heat the oven to 160C. Grease and line a loaf tin.

Warm the treacle, golden syrup and butter, then beat in the eggs. Sift the flour and spice and bicarbonate into a bowl, make a well in the centre then beat in the wet ingredients. Pour into prepared tin and bake for approx 1 hour. Keeps very well.

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  1. That looks like a wonderfully simple recipe. I love ginger cake, especially served with cream or Greek yogurt for a decadent treat. 🙂

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    1. Leah says:

      ooo yum, that does sound delicious. thanks for the tip, I might have to give that a try

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  2. That is how gingerbread should look! I’ll have a go at that later. Thanks! x

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    1. Leah says:

      thank you! I’d love to hear how it goes for you

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  3. That looks delicious. I adore gingerbread cake. It’s funny, the gingerbread recipe on my blog is also that of a grandmother.

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    1. Leah says:

      Thank you. It’s definitely a grandma style cake (in a good way), grown up & delicious.

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  4. Tried it! It was so easy to make and test and texture is beautiful. The flavour definitely improves with age. Thanks for a gorgeous recipe!

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    1. Leah says:

      Oh I’m glad you liked it! Clearly my Great Grandma was onto something good with this one 🙂

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