Ginger and Molasses Cake

    1 hour

    This is a great cake recipe that uses fresh ginger as well as a range of other flavours such as cinnamon, cloves and molasses.

    Bahia, Brazil
    6 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 100g fresh ginger
    • 1 cup molasses
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil, preferably canola
    • 2 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 2 eggs

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Position the oven rack in the centre of the oven. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 25cm round cake tin with a circle of baking paper.
    2. Peel, slice and cut the ginger until very fine (or use a grater). Mix together the molasses, sugar and oil. In another bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper.
    3. Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan, stir in the baking soda and mix the hot water into the molasses mixture. Stir in the ginger.
    4. Gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the mixture. Add the eggs and continue mixing until everything is thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for about 1 hour until the top of the cake springs back lightly when pressed or a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. If the top of the cake browns too quickly before the cake is done, drape a piece of foil over it and continue baking.

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    Thanks jofokkes, fixed!  -  12 Nov 2013


    This recipe sounds great but step 4 seems to be out of place.  -  07 Nov 2013


    Its a very nice treacle cake but if you want a ginger cake then not sure this is for you. Was very moist and a bit heavy, felt like putting custard on it. Really enjoyed it though.  -  25 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)