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Sticky Ginger Cake Recipe

This recipe for Sticky Ginger Cake was easy to follow and most successful. I have received a request for the last few years to bake a Ginger Cake for my uncle's birthday, and this was his lucky year. I relied on family feedback as I am not a lover of ginger myself, and was reliable informed it was a most delicious moist slice of cake with a good balance of gingerness to it. 
Sticky Ginger Cake Recipe

Recipe Sticky Ginger Cake

  • bowl or electric food mixer
  • scales  
  • 2 lb/2 pint loaf tin  
  • baking parchment/ loaf tin liner
  • cooling rack
  • measuring jug
  • sieve
  • measuring spoons
  • wooden spoon
  • chopping board
  • small knife

makes 1 loaf cake - 8 to 10 slices

175g plain white flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon ground ginger
175ml sunflower oil
85g dark muscovado sugar
85g golden syrup
3 eggs
3 pieces of stem ginger on syrup, drained and finely chopped
2 tablespoon of the syrup from the jar of stem ginger
optional sliced stem ginger to decorate cake

Sticky Ginger Cake Recipe
Sticky Ginger Cake Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C / Gas Mark 4
  • Line the 2lb loaf tin, I prefer to use a loaf tin liner
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and ground ginger into a bowl.
  • Add the oil, sugar, golden syrup and eggs, beat them until you have a smooth batter. I used my K Mix and the K attachment.
  • Add the chopped ginger and mix briefly.
  • Pour into a lined loaf tin.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. It should be well risen and firm, check with a skewer to see if it comes out clean. The cake will have a very dark colour, this is normal.
  • Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes, then remove and place on a wire cooling rack until cool. 
  • Before serving brush the top of the cake with the ginger syrup and decorate with sliced ginger. 

Slice the Sticky Ginger Cake Cake to serve, you should get 8 to 10 slices.  The jar of stem ginger in syrup I bought is sufficient to make another cake, just as well it tasted delicious.

This recipe was taken the Marks and Spencers recipe book 1 mix, 100 cakes.

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  1. Oooo I have a jar of stem ginger in. I think I might crack it open to make this cake. It looks divine xx

  2. Oh wow I would love a slice of this right now, though ginger doesnt really agree with me x

  3. That looks delicious, I can't resist a recipe for ginger cake!

  4. I don't think that any ginger cake can be bad, but this one looks and sounds especially good!! xx

  5. I think ginger cake might just be my favourite cake - Just love it. Feel free to join in with #Bakeoftheweek and share this x


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