gingerbread cake

Gingerbread Cake

5 ounces butter
6ounces golden syrup
4ounces brown sugar
2 teaspoons ginger powder
1-2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon water
7 ounces self-raising flour

Set oven at 160*C
Grease and line a cake tin, I use a slice tin, sometimes a loaf tin
Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Put butter, water, sugar and syrup in a saucepan, heat gently until butter is melted
Pour into dry ingredients, beat well
Add lemon rind and eggs, beat well
Pour into tin, bake until skewer tests clean. Times vary according to tin type and your oven
My brownie pan takes about 30 minutes or so
When cold drizzle with lemon icing made with lemon juice and icing sugar

This cake often sinks in the middle (because of the golden syrup weight I think), so when yours does this, it's not a failure, neither are you.



  1. enjoy? I am dieting. I cannot even read that in case I salivate.

  2. Yummo. I will have to see whether I can use this to tempt the smaller portion's appetite. Thanks.

  3. Sounds Yummy! and easy to make - I love the flavour of ginger and I can imagine with a good dollop of cream this would taste delectable!
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  4. I can smell it just by reading that recipe!

  5. Ann O'Dyne; dieting?? What is this word? What does it mean?

    EC; it's worth a try. Does he like gingerbread men?

    Dianne; I've served it with cream in the past with a cup of tea, it doesn't seem to go with coffee.

    Jayne; smellavision!

    Kimmie; try it...

  6. I am going to have to try this, yum!


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