Favourite ginger cake




Serves: 12 

100g caster sugar

125g butter

1 egg

225ml treacle

300g plain flour

1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

250ml hot water




1-Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour a 23cm (9 in) square tin.

2-In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the treacle.

3-In a bowl, sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared tin.

4-Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in tin before serving.



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