Jamaica Ginger Cake
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 12
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I love this cake! It’s deliciously moist with a lovely ginger kick. It’s light enough to enjoy at any time.
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 275g soft dark brown sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tbsp fresh grated root ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250ml milk
  • 320g plain flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (170 for fan ovens)
  2. Grease and flour a 20cm / 8" square pan
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl or mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs gradually, then stir in the fresh ginger and vanilla.
  5. Mix in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just incorporated. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  6. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a serving plate.
  8. Dust lightly with icing sugar before serving.

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