Gingerbread Pudding Cake

    55 minutes

    Not quite a cake, not quite a pudding, this is a Christmas dessert that is sure to please everyone! It's soaked in lemon syrup to make it extra moist and delicious.

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    Makes: 1 pudding

    • 125g softened butter
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
    • 1 egg
    • 2/3 cup golden syrup
    • 2 1/3 cups plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 cup hot water
    • Icing
    • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20cm square baking tin.
    2. With an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy then gradually add the brown sugar, mixing well. Add the egg and golden syrup and beat in.
    3. Combine flour, bicarb soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves and add the the creamed mixture alternately with the hot water, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat well after each addition.
    4. Pour batter into the prepared tin and bake 30 minutes or until it tests done with a skewer.
    5. Combine icing sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice in a small saucepan and stir well. Bring to a boil, simmer 1 minute and remove from heat.
    6. Using a toothpick or skewer, poke holes in the top of the pudding. Slowly pour syrup over pudding, then cool completely.

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