Added by Allora Andiamo | Sat 27 Feb 2010 @ 22:20
I made this a while back but forgot to put up the recipe, so here it is :) It\'s an old Marguerite Patten recipe and it produces a lovely light ginger cake...not too sticky or heavy.
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 tbsp milk
110g of butter or margarine (i used butter)
110g moist brown sugar
170g black treacle or golden syrup (i used syrup)
225g plain flour
2 tsps ground ginger
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 egg (i used a large egg)
1. Blend the bicarbonate of soda with 1 tbsp of the milk.
2. Put the butter or margarine, sugar and treacle or syrup in a saucepan. Heat gently until the fat has melted.
3. Sieve the flour and ground ginger together. Pour the melted ingredients into the flour etc. Beat with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.
4. Heat the remaining milk in the saucepan. Add to the flour, etc., with the bicarbonate of soda liquid, lemon rind and beaten egg then beat again.
5. Pour the mixture into a lined 18 -19 cm round cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven at 150C for 1hr 10mins - 1hr 30mins.
6. Leave to cool for 15 mins then turn out and finish cooling on a wire tray.
Note: i drizzled mine with icing sugar mixed with a little lemon juice