Denyse’s Very Simple Ginger Cake


How to make this recipe

  • Heat oven to 150C (300F or gas mark 2)
  • Gently heat oil or butter in saucepan, add treacle, and sugar
  • When all ingredients melted, leave to cool. Meanwhile, sieve all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  • Make a well in the centre and pour treacle mix and warmed milk (reserving a little for the bicarbonate of soda
  • Mix well then add the beaten eggs and bicarbonate of soda. Stir and pour into a lined loaf tin
  • Bake for approx 75mins (worth putting baking paper over loaf halfway through baking process to avoid burnt edges
  • When cooked leave in tin to cool, but drizzle ginger syrup over the top so that it steeps into the cake
  • Once cooled, wrap in tin foil or airtight container, best eaten the next day if you can wait that long!

  1. Pam

    There are no list of ingredients for the recipes
    Ihave a booklet from Women magazine dated June 17th 1972, its for pickles chutneys and sauces recipes the heading on the booklet is Wooden Spoon Club Kitchen Craft Library, is this the same company?

    1. Grace

      I have just taken over the sales and marketing role so please accept my apologies for the long time to reply. I will find Denyse and ask her to provide a list of ingredients and update the website accordingly.
      I am not sure if we are the same company, The Wooden Spoon was taken over by Jeff Higgins a long time after that. Could you send a photo of the booklet? I would love to see this and the fact you have kept it for so long!
      Kind Regards

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