Note: This topic allows you to post a picture with your message using the Browse button under the Add Message box. You can only post one pic per message - and it will always appear above the text of your message, whichever order you browse/type in. If your pic doesn't appear to have loaded, refresh the page (they can be slow to appear). If it doesn't load at all, try making it smaller (50KB max). We're afraid that you can't post up pictures if you're using the MN Talk App. And if you're using an iPhone or iPad, you won't be able to browse for images on your Apple device.

Ginger cake recipe?

(7 Posts)

Last week in a cafe I had a slice of The Most Incredible Ginger Cake Ever. It was really dark and spicy and treacley, almost bitter, but soft and sticky too. It came with a little pot of salted butter to spread on which was incredibly indulgent.

I only have a parkin recipe, which has failed every time I've tried it.

Does anyone have a reliable ginger cake recipe, ideally for a loaf tin shape?

Thanks in advance.

Rachel Allen recipe

I make this without the syrup and without the lemon icing, so it develops that soft slightly sticky crust after cooling overnight. Without the additions it is a lovely dark plain gingerbread that can take buttering or spreading with cream cheese.

P.S. It's foolproof and people always ask for the recipe smile

PurplePidjin Thu 29-Aug-13 20:02:00

My Jamaican MIL told me to use Levi Roots's recipe when i asked her for a recommendation smile

PurplePidjin Thu 29-Aug-13 20:05:39
EarthMither Thu 29-Aug-13 20:05:55

Nigel Slater's double ginger cake is superb (I leave out the sultanas)

Thanks all. I need to learn!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now