This is one of my all time favourite cakes to make. I believe that any cake you can cook in a loaf tin is going to be a winner and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint. Not only is it perfect on its own with a cup of tea, this loaf tastes great with custard, cream, ice-cream… which ever you fancy, they all taste great! The golden syrup in this cake gives the loaf it’s glossy finish, which I think makes it look exciting and gives it a more sophisticated look.
– 200g self-raising flour
– 200g sugar
– 1 tsp ground ginger
– 1sp bicarbonate of soda
– 55g unsalted butter
– 1 egg
– 2 tbsp golden syrup
– 240ml hot water
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4, ensuring the shelving is positioned in the centre. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
2. Begin by placing the dry ingredients in a bowl. Sieve the self-raising flour in, along with the sugar, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda.
3. Rub in the butter using your fingertips until the ingredients turn to a breadcrumb like consistency.
4. Add the egg, golden syrup and hot water and stir until the batter is all combined together. (This cake batter should be quite thin and runny, so don’t panic thinking you’ve put too much water in – just keep stirring!)
5. Pour into loaf tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
– Charlotte x