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I love this recipe. It is so simple to make, and it makes you look like a baking goddess to all that taste it. I get requests from friends most weeks to make this cake for them. I sometimes ice it, but it's just as good on it's own. I also usually half the recipe and put it in a loaf tin, as it has been known to sink when cooked in one large tin. It does really taste so much better after a night in the fridge, so if you have time, cook it the day before. Whether you are a pro cook, or a novice, this recipe is a no fail, so go for it!

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CharlotteDyson February 13, 2012

absolutely delicious! have always bought ginger cakes from the grocers but this one is just as good as store bought..easy to make and keeps well in the fridge too!! If there are any leftovers slice thinly and bake in oven until crispy to make your own spicy biscotti..great to dunk with a cup of coffee!!

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farahraina2871 September 08, 2007

Delicious! I used light corn syrup instead of golden syrup and it worked great. Exactly what I was looking for.

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mrl December 07, 2011

This is a really great cake. I used 1/4 cup treacle to 1 3/4 cups golden syrup. When I first made it I wasnt that impressed but by the next day the consistency had changed and it was delicious. Tastes just like Jamaican Ginger Cake!

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ChefVicstar April 23, 2009

I tried this the other night as I was looking for a recipe similar to McVities Jamaican Ginger Cake and I always like to try a recipe when the writer states they've been searching for 20 years and found the holy grail. I was not disappointed!! This was best left until the next day when the cake goes all sticky. I made the icing but didn't have crystallized ginger but did have stem ginger in syrup so added 3 tablespoons of the ginger syrup and it was amazing! This recipe is definitely a keeper!

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nanefy April 29, 2010

Very good - and easy to make. Instead of icing, I dotted blobs of home-made plum jam onto the mixture in the tin before cooking. Somehow the plum and ginger go very well together.

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RoseNZ January 28, 2007

This was super easy and turned out great (even looked Martha-Stewart-perfect!) I increased the amount of both ginger and cinnamon to about 1 1/2 tbsp though... my family likes a spicy cake! Thanks Kookaburra!

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Lostie October 04, 2006

Absolutely easiest ginger cake ever! and gorgeous with it too! Now, 1 day later, the top has gone all sticky and goes down well with a nice cup of tea! Jackie Warwick, Liskeard, Cornwall

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jackiew0905 October 28, 2005

Thanks Kookaburra! I made this cake w/o the frosting for my dad for father's day and he loved it and said it was tasty, moist, not too heavy, nor too light! I subed the ground ginger for 3 tablespoons of chopped crystalized ginger coz we had soo much on hand as he is a ginger freak!I also did end up using molasses( black treacle)instead of all golden syrup and nobody thought it was overpowering. anywho, this is certainly an easy ginger cake that everybody loved!

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andrea pandrea June 19, 2005
Best Ever Easy Ginger Cake