Gingerbread Bar Cake

Gingerbread Bar Cake

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This recipe is somewhere between a bar and a coffee cake with a crumble topping and a dense bottom layer. Delicious with some whipped cream and a cup of tea.

Suzanne Stull

Serves: 6 

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 125g margarine
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
  2. Mix sugar, margarine, flour, spices and salt to make a dough. Divide dough in half and set aside.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to half of the dough. Place in a greased 23cm square tin. Crumble the other half of the dough over mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan and then cut into bars.

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