Ginger Syrup Cake

I’ve been doing the shopping for my mother in law whilst she is sheltering and she often asks for a ginger cake – you know one of those squidgy packet cakes that have been around forever and come in either ginger or golden syrup flavour? Well it got me thinking that a combination of the two varieties would make a nice variation – sweet, spicy and syrupy but not too dark.

This cake fits all the bills – it’s tasty, light, sticky and with a good dose of ginger. It also lasts well and is brilliantly easy to make. One of those perfect keep up your sleeve for an emergency pudding or tea kind of cake (I would say for unexpected guests but they don’t really exist right now!). I made one the other day whilst the cupboards were looking bare and it made a fantastic last minute pud. It also freezes well, so why not double the quantities and make two šŸ™‚

Ginger Syrup Cake

(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

 

makes 1 2lb loaf

75g caster sugar

200g plain flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 to 2 tsp ground ginger, depending on how spicy you like it

125g golden syrup

75g dairy-free margarine

160ml boiling water

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade/gas mark 4.Ā Line a loaf tin
  2. In a large bowl, place all the ingredients except the margarine and boiling water. Place the margarine on top of the dry ingredients, then pour over the boiling water. This will melt the margarine into the batter as you whisk together all the ingredients until well combined. The mixture will be very runny
  3. Pour into the lined tin and bake for 40-50 minutes until golden on top and a knife comes out clean
  4. Cool in the tin before moving to a wire rack

Golden Syrup Cake

This is a lucysfriendlyfoods version of a classic Tate and Lyle’s golden syrup cake – sweet, squidgy and syrupy all at the same time. This cake keeps well, in fact it gets more syrupy as the days go by when wrapped in cling film, and is also perfect for freezing.

Another reason to bake this cake is that it makes your house smell like heaven!

Golden syrup cake (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, vegetarian and vegan)Ā warning: contains gluten

makes 1 2lb loaf

  • 1/3rd cup dairy free spread
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 1 cup boiling water

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade/gas mark 4
– Line a loaf tin
– In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined. The mixture will be very runny
– Pour into the lined tin
– Bake for 40-50 minutes until golden on top and a knife comes out clean
– Cool in the tin before moving to a wire rack