Ginger Cake for Winter

The smell of ginger is so warming and welcoming and in winter it is tempting to add some to your cooking. Try our recipe for ginger cake - it is such a sophisticated dessert!

Recipe for Ginger Cake


1 cup (250 ml) brown sugar

180 g butter

2 eggs

1 cup (250 ml) golden syrup

3 cups (750 ml) cake flour

1 tsp (5 ml) salt

2 tsp (10 ml) bicarbonate of soda

1 cup (250 ml) sour milk or buttermilk

½ cup (125 ml) preserved ginger, chopped


Preheat the oven to 160 ° C (325 °F)

Cream the sugar and butter and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the golden syrup and best well. Sift the flour and salt over; do not mix in yet.

Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk or buttermilk, pour over the flour mixture and fold in.

Fold in the preserved ginger.

Pour the batter into a greased 28 cm cake pan and bake for about 45 minutes. Check on the cake regularly, as it burns easily. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the pan (it is very crumbly while still hot).


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