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Grandma's Ginger Cake


  • 225g (8oz) wholemeal flour
  • ½ tspn bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg
  • 100g (4oz) butter
  • 100g (4oz) dark brown sugar
  • 4 tblspns black treacle or molasses
  • 2 tblspns milk
  • 2 tspns ground ginger


Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger.


Melt butter in a saucepan with sugar and treacle. Cool slightly, then beat in the milk and egg.

Stir the liquid ingredients into the flour. Beat well, then turn into a greased and lined loaf tin. Bake in the oven at 180degC (350degF) for 40-45 minutes, until it risees and is firm to touch. Cool on a wire rack. Ice with lemon icing or use as a loaf.


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