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Jamaican-style ginger cake without treacle/golden syrup

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user1473069303 Thu 02-Jan-20 15:31:19


I'd like to make a Jamaican-style ginger cake but don't fancy my chances of finding black treacle and golden syrup, given that I live abroad.
Does anyone have a recipe which uses dark sugar or honey, please?


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newtb Thu 02-Jan-20 17:27:57

There's a You tube video for making both golden syrup and treacle.

I found the golden syrup works really well, the treacle one didn't work too well for me and I still haven't got the traces of the pan.

user1473069303 Fri 03-Jan-20 16:07:11

Thanks, newtb!

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TheCanterburyWhales Sat 04-Jan-20 16:27:15

I am also abroad and Delia's Jamaica ginger cake is our family favourite. I buy the black treacle and golden syrup from Amazon.

mumwon Sat 04-Jan-20 16:30:33

I think honey would work well I have interchanged honey & golden syrup in recipes (flapjacks! & applesauce cake) gives a slightly different flavour but its still nice & use a darker brown sugar

dreichnolonger Sat 04-Jan-20 19:59:07

Dark corn syrup could also work if you can get this.

user1473069303 Tue 07-Jan-20 09:09:43

Thanks for the advice!

Hmm, Amazon does two tins of dark treacle for 11 eur. Never thought to look!

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MitziK Fri 10-Jan-20 11:02:50

How about the liquid from a jar of stem ginger with some dark sugar?

user1473069303 Tue 21-Jan-20 10:36:41

Nice idea, MitziK - thanks!

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