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
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.