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Scottish Ginger Cake

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Category: Cakes, Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 tb Ground ginger
  • 1/3 c Golden raisins
  • 1/3 c Chopped mixed candied peel
  • 1/3 c Crystallized ginger, chopped
  • 3/4 c Molasses
  • 3/4 c Butter
  • 1/3 c Packed brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tb To 3T milk


A rich cake, this improves with keeping in an airtight tin. Very nice
served with tea.

Preheat oven to 325F (165C). Generously grease an 8-inch square baking
pan; set aside. Sift flour, salt, baking soda and ground ginger into a
large bowl. Stir in raisins (plump then in some sherry or water before
using), candied peel and cystallized ginger; set aside. In a medium-size
saucepan, combine molasses, butter and brown sugar. Stir over low heat
until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs and milk. Make a
well in center of reserved dry ingredients. Pour in molasses mixture and
beat thoroughly. Pour into cake pan. Bake 1 1/4 hours, or until top springs
back when lightly touched with finger. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Makes 8
to 12 servings.

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