Jamaican Ginger Cake

John Hooton

Croydon, United Kingdom

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For some strange reason my kids seemed to like this one when they were young, so for nostalgia’s sake it has been resurrected.

Jamaica Ginger Cake

For the Cake
150g/5oz Butter
150g/5oz Golden Syrup
150g/5oz Black Treacle
150g/5oz Plain Flour
150g/5oz Wholemeal Bread Flour
4 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Mixed Spice
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 Eggs, beaten
4 tbsp Milk

For the Topping
1 tbsp Apricot Jam
1 oz Exotic Dried Fruit
Mixed Peel or Stem Ginger drained and sliced

1. Prepare a long loaf tin either by greasing and flouring the base and sides, or lining it with oiled greaseproof paper.

2. Heat the butter, golden syrup and black treacle in a small saucepan until the butter has melted. Mix well, remove from the heat and allow to cool for five minutes.

3. Sift the flour and mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Gradually mix in the syrup mixture, then the beaten eggs and milk and beat well until smooth.

4. Pour into the prepared tin, and bake at 160° C/320° F gas Mk 3 for 50-60 minutes or until well risen, the top has cracked and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for ten minutes, then loosen edges and lift out of the tin using the greaseproof paper.

5. Transfer to a wire rack, peal off any lining paper and leave to cool.

6. To decorate the cake, spread the top thinly with the apricot jam, decorate with exotic dried fruit. I used cranberries and mixed peel or try some sliced stem ginger.

Serve with herb tea and enjoy!

Technical Details:

Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Focal Length: 70mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/160 sec at f/16
Lighting: Bright Sunlight
Post Processing: Capture NX

© 2009 John Hooton Photography

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