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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 10 oz Plain flour
  • 4 oz Wholemeal flour
  • 4 oz Dark brown sugar
  • 1 tb Baking powder
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 2 ts Ground ginger
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Ground allspice
  • 2 oz Walnuts or almonds --
  • Chopped/toasted/opt
  • 3 oz Sultanas -- (optional)
  • 14 fl Oz
  • 8 fl Oz
  • 3 tb Bourbon whisky, brandy -- or
  • Water
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 fl Oz
  • 8 tb Ginger preserve -- OR
  • Chopped stem ginger in
  • Syrup
  • Icing sugar for dusting --
  • OR
  • Honey for glazing
  • Honey
  • Strong black coffee
  • Vegtable oil


Preheat oven to 180C/350F degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch cake tin; line with
grease proof paper; grease and flour paper.

In a large bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder, bicarb of soda,
ginger, cinnamon & allspice. Stir in chopped walnuts or almonds and
sultanas if using. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, heat honey with coffee until
warm and remove from heat. Stir in bourbon, brandy or water.

In a large bowl, beat eggs with vegatble oil until well blended. Beat in
ginger preserve or stem ginger. Alternately, in 3 or 4 batches, stir warm
honey mixture and flour mixture into the beaten egg mixture until well

Pour mixture into prepared tin. Bake until a skewer inserted in centre
comes out with just a few crumbs attached and top springs back whien gently
pressed with finger, I hour. Remove tin to wire rack and cool completely.

Turn out cake on to a rack and then back on to serving plate, so that cake
is right side up. Dust with icing sugar or, if you do not mind a sticky
cake, brush with slightly heated honey, and cut into squares to serve.

Hopes this helps you to have a sweet new year.

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