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Jamaican ginger cake recipe

Jamaican ginger cake recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 581 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 175g golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp ginger wine
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 50g fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g crystallised ginger, finely diced
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2440kj
    581kcal
    29%
  • Fat

    25g 35%
  • Saturates

    13g 67%
  • Sugars

    49g 54%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 88.2g Protein 8.1g Fibre 2.1g

Method

  1. Heat the oven to gas 3, 170°C, fan 150°C.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar with a pinch of salt. Pour in the golden syrup, ginger wine and eggs. Beat to form a smooth mixture.
  3. Sift the flour and ground ginger over the mix, then gently fold in with the fresh and stem ginger.
  4. Spoon into a greased small loaf tin and bake for about 50–60 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  5. Allow the cake to completely cool in the tin before slicing and serving.

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