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Yorkshire ginger cake

This traditional English ginger cake is infused with spices which gives it a wonderfully warm fragrance.

Yorkshire ginger cake

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Ingredients

6

 

eggs

250

g

brown caster sugar

300

g

butter, at room temperature

500

g

molasses sugar (or honey)

500

g

flour

10

g

ground ginger

5

g

baking powder

10

g

baking soda

1

 

lemon

Preparation method

  • Preheat the oven to 150˚C.
  • Beat the butter with the sugar in a planet mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs to the butter mixture a little at the time.
  • Sieve the dry ingredients together into a mixing bowl.
  • Stir the molasses sugar or honey through the butter mixture.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients.
  • Grease a square 20x20cm baking tin with butter.
  • Pour in the batter and bake for one hour.
  • Cool the cakes for 20 minutes in the baking tin, then turn out and allow to cool further on a cooling rack.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve in the traditional English way with butter.
  • Use the cake in a composition where it replaces sponge cake.

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