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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Stem Ginger Cake

A friend recently gave me
Tom Aikens Cooking after a rather lovely lunch at his restaurant, Tom's Kitchen, on Cale Street. The book has a small but great baking section at the back. I've had some stem ginger lingering at the top of the cupboards crying out to the be used so went for this recipe. It was also the perfect chance to try out my new oh so cute mini loaf tins. This cake is so light and delicious I will make it again and again. I served it straight warm, straight from the oven, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as a pudding during a visit from the in laws.

The Recipe

230g self-raising flour
1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
1 tbspn powdered ginger
1 tspn powdered cinnamon
1 tspn powdered allspice
110g unsalted butter, diced
110g black treacle
110g golden syrup
110g dark brown sugar
280ml milk
45g stem ginger, chopped
1 egg, beaten

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/Gas 4. Grease and line a loaf tin (or use mini loaf tins as I did).
2. Sift the flour, bicarb and spices into a bowl. Add the butter and rub together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
3. Melt the treacle and syrup in a small pan and leave to cool to room temp. In another pan melt the sugar in the milk, then add the stem ginger. Mix this into the flour, followed by the treacle an egg.
4. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45 minutes.


  1. Yummmmm... Ginger cake is probably one of the Top Three Favourite Cakes. Ever. (The list often changes depending on my mood, the weather etc etc but Ginger Cake is almost always up there!) I've been coveting the mini loaf tins for ages- lovely idea to bake them in the little tins!

  2. Ooooo, this looks delicious, and I'll bet your home smelled just as wonderful! Have a wonderful week!


  3. This is so yummy! Mhhhhh . . .lol

  4. I love cake with real stem ginger rather than the powered stuff, it has so much better taste. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

  5. Ginger cake is one of the best - was it nice and sticky? I misread the name of the street to begin with, now wouldn't cake street be a great name ;-)

  6. Glad you're all fans of ginger cake too! Thanks for the comments.
    Yes cake street would be a great road to live on!