Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Rich Dark Ginger Cake

Rich Dark Ginger Cake

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
60-90 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


4 ounces/100g butter
4 ounces/100g soft dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
10 ounces/275g black treacle
8 ounces/225g plain flour
5ml ground ginger
4 ounces/100g sultanas
2 ounces/50g walnuts
30ml milk
2.5ml bicarbonate of soda


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F/160 degrees/gas mark 3.

  2. Grease a 7 inch/18cm square cake pan.

  3. Cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and the treacle.

  4. Sift the flour with the ginger and stir it into the creamed mixture together with the sultanas.

  5. Roughly chop the nuts.

  6. Warm the milk slightly, stir in the bicarbonate of soda and stir it into the other ingredients with the nuts.

  7. Turn the mixture into prepared cake tin.

  8. Bake for 60-90 minutes.

  9. The cake will rise and sink on cooling and is very moist.


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