Damp ginger cake

Hello… it’s been a while… not a lot of inspiration in my recent endeavors… but never fear, this one doesn’t ever stop cooking and this weekend was geared up for a great weekend of baking to treat me and Handsome’s workplaces to a bit of Christmas cheer. Each of these recipes is quick to prepare, easy to bake or cook, and then great cut up into small pieces to give as gifts or treats for your friends, family or colleagues. I do hope you all enjoy! Merry Christmas!

By the way, this is a Delia Smith recipe. I think she is the goddess of desserts and Christmas goodness, so I happily¬†haven’t changed it.. Long live Delia! This damp ginger cake is quick and easy and so lusciously delicious, you’ll go back again and again. Try it with a cup of earl grey for Christmas heaven…


  • 1 cup golden syrup (do try to get golden syrup, but if you can’t… maple syrup will do!
  • A stick and a smidge of salted butter
  • 1 2/3 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a deep rectangular dish with tinfoil, then spray with spray oil.
  3. Add the butter and syrup to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until combined.
  4. Gently beat the egg and milk together in a separate small bowl.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl and add the syrup/butter mixture, stirring until almost combined.
  6. Add the milk mixture in separate small amounts (maybe 5), mixing thoroughly each time until all is combined.
  7.  Add the cake batter to the prepared tray and place in the oven for 50 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely before removing from foil and cutting into your required sized slices.
Damp Ginger Cake
Damp Ginger Cake

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