Sunday, 6 November 2011

Chocolate ginger cake

I love ginger cake, the warming spice is one of my favourite flavours and now that the weather is starting to cool this is a great bake to make. This cake combines a traditional ginger cake recipe with chocolate. Everything is improved by adding chocolate isn't it !

  • 150g butter
  • 150g dark brown sugar
  • 150g treacle
  • 225g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarb
  • 190ml milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 100g plain dark chocolate- chopped
You will need a 20cm square cake tin or a deep roasting tin - oiled and lined


Heat the oven to 150c, melt the syrup, butter and sugar in a large pan over a low heat, then allow to cool slightly. Quickly add the flour, spices and bicarb, beat in and then the egg and milk, lastly add the chocolate chunks. Work quickly to mix until smooth, pour in your prepared tin and bake in your preheated oven for approx 40-50 minutes, until well risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin, can be consumed as soon as cool but benefits from being left to mature for a couple of days in an airtight tin to become sticky. 

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