Christmas Ginger Cake

Christmas Ginger Cake


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This cake recipe is perfect for Christmas because it tastes like gingerbread and it is easy to make for busy cooks! It is lovely served with whipped cream or custard.


Serves: 12 

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup hot water

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm square tin.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg and then the molasses.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.

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