Spicy Ginger Bars

Spicy Ginger Bars


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These are very easy to make ginger spice bars. You can use a cream cheese icing but this slightly thinner icing is very light and good.


Serves: 18 

  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) hot, brewed coffee
  • 250g butter
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 cups (470g) icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 tablespoons water

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, white sugar, bicarb soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, coffee, butter, molasses and eggs. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool.
  4. To Make icing: In a small saucepan over low heat cook 1/3 cup butter until light golden brown, stirring constantly. Add icing sugar, vanilla and water. Blend until smooth (may need to add more water). Spread over cooled bars.

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