Recipe Mama

Gingerbread Cake January 4, 2009

Filed under: Cakes — obsidian @ 8:40 am

My best friend made this, she’d loosely followed a recipe, which ended up being not like it was supposed to, but very yummy. Method written how she e-mailed it to me, because I love the way she writes šŸ™‚

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup golden syrup
1 egg lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups plain flour
about 2 heaped tablespoons fresh grated ginger – but add more if it doesn’t look like enough in the mixture
About a tablespoon ground cinnamon
A teaspoon of nutmeg
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 cup boiling water

“Line and grease a tin that’s about 21 x 29 x 5 cm or whatever happens to be laying about that looks alright. Heat oven to 350F or 180C. Sift dry ingredients together. Including the sugar. (Cause I did by mistake.) Melt the butter in a big enough sized bowl. Add the egg and golden syrup to butter and mix. Mix in dry ingredients, add ginger. Stir, slowly adding the boiling water, until it is reasonably sloppy. And smooth. Pour in tin.
“Bake” for 25-35 minutes. Well that’s what the recipe said. I kept going for about 45 or 50. But I kept opening the oven and jiggling the tray, and when the contents in the middle finally started to firm up I figured it was probably almost ready so gave it another 5 or so minutes then pulled it out. Leave to cool in tin. “


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