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Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Icing

An easy gingerbread cake that uses cinnamon and treacle for the special gingerbread taste. The simple lemon icing tops it off.

saralaw

Ingredients
Serves: 9 

  • 1 2/3 cups (200g) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 90g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (180g) treacle
  • 125ml boiling water
  • Lemon glaze
  • 2/3 cup (115g) icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions
Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm square cake tin.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, adding the boiling water last. Stir well until smooth. Pour batter into tin. Bake for 35 minutes.
  3. Mix togetehr the icing sugar and mlemon juice and glaze the cake while it is still warm.

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