My whole life has been one long running joke about how I’m a ginger nut biscuit. Well, let’s change the story and say I make a pretty good Sticky Ginger Cake.
There’s something comforting about a ginger cake. The depth of flavour that the spices bring makes you feel like you’re getting a hug.
There are many versions of sticky ginger cake recipes using different types of sugars, syrups and spices. All I’ll say is, for a true ginger cake, please ensure you use include treacle and, for obvious reasons, ginger. Some people may wish to include raisins, sultanas or pieces of stem ginger. I prefer to keep my cake plain and simple and that is what the below recipe details.
Hope you enjoy!
350g plain flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp mixed spice
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
160ml hot water
150g soft light brown sugar
150g soft dark brown sugar
Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin. Preheat the oven to 200C.
Mix together the flour, spices, salt and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
Melt together the treacle, sugars and butter into a saucepan with the water.
Add the melted ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients wirh the add and mix until smooth.
Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for up to 60-70 minutes.
Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting.