Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A change of pace.

I swear this is the worlds yummiest Ginger Cake, dense & moist & completely yummy.


2 eggs....................................6oz butter

1 cup white sugar................4 teaspoons ground ginger

1 small teaspoon bi~carb soda

2 cups plain flour (think you guys call it all purpose flour)

1 tablespoon hot water........1 cup treacle


Cream butter & sugar

Add eggs

Add treacle

Add ginger to flour & fold into wet ingredients.

Add soda & milk.

Add hot water last.

Mix well. The mix will be sloppy. Pour into a greased & papered 8'' tin.

Bake in a moderate oven 3/4 hour.

Ice with lemon butter icing. (we elimate this step prefering plain butter spread on hot slabs.)


MamaOlive said...

Well you did have one mystery ingredient - treacle. I looked it up and am told it is the same thing as molasses.

I can't say as I've ever had a ginger cake. In my family it has to be chocolate and/or peanut butter. But maybe I'll use this some time when my sister-in-law comes to visit. :-)

molytail said...

Sounds delicious! :-)

Mrs. Darling said...

I love ginger cake but did you have to do this? Im dieting! Groan! :)

Ganeida said...

MamaO, molasses & treacle are different. We have both out here. Molasses is heavier & stronger in flavour but should work. We often replace treacle with golden syrup which is lighter again in colour & flavour.

MrsD, I'm sooo sorry. Never gave it a thought & I can't say this one won't pack on the pounds because it wouldn't be true. Liddy has been filling her time by cooking & I'm reaping the benefits!