Ginger Cake

Ginger Cake
Contributed By
Honest to Goodness Community
Serves
1 cake
Time
1.5-2 hours
A really simple but handy ginger cake recipe for an afternoon or lunchbox treat!
Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Sift flours, ginger and soda into a bowl.
  3. Combine butter with golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan, stir over low heat until butter is melted.
  4. Remove from heat, beat until smooth, cool.
  5. Add milk and beaten egg, add to flour mixture, beat till smooth.
  6. Pour into greased and greaseproof paper-lined 26cm cake tin (approximately). Bake for 1 - 1 1/4 hours.
  7. To make the icing...sift icing sugar into heatproof basin, add butter & lemon juice.
  8. Stir over hot water until icing is of spreading consistency, add 1 tsp water if necessary.
  9. Remove from tin and allow to cool, then spread with lemon icing.
  10. It's great for afternoon tea, and keeps well. Leftovers can be warmed and served with custard.
Ingredients

2 cups self raising flour
2 cups organic unbleached white bakers plain flour
2 tbsp ginger ground
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 oz butter or margarine
1 3/4 cups rapadura sugar
1 cup golden syrup
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup of icing sugar
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp lemon juice


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