The Ultimate Autumn Warmer

There is a definite chill in the air, and our long hot summer is becoming a distant memory. Just in time for the clock change, when you need to get snuggled down with friends and family, we have the perfect warming indulgence to share with you!

Ginger Cake

Rustle up this delicious Ginger Cake, get cosy and prepare for winter – the season for treats and temptations.


    • 60g butter
    • 125g golden syrup
    • 100g plain flour
    • 25g self-raising flour
    • 1teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 heaped teaspoon ground ginger
    • 0.5 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 100g caster sugar
    • Pinch of salt
    • 125ml milk
    • 1 egg, beaten



  1. Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin or a 2lb loaf tin. Pre-heat oven to 170c/gas mark 3/fan 160c.
  2. Put butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan and melt over a low heat, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat.
  3. Sift both flours, the soda and the spices into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and salt, give it a good stir, then add the egg and milk mixing until smooth. Gradually add the melted butter/syrup mix, stirring until well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 50-55mins (fan oven approximately 40-45mins) until risen and firm to the touch. Allow to cool in the tin for 5mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool further.
  5. For extra extravagance, drizzle with a thin icing or glaze and decorate with candied fruit peel.

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