Recipe by ImPat

Old family favourite for morning/afternoon tea/snack with a smear of butter. Fills the kitchen with a beautiful aroma when cooking.

Top Review by katew

This made a delicious golden cake. It took max 40 mins to cook and did not rise very much but smelled great whilst cooking. No photo as I took it to work. I did add extra grated ginger for more kick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degree Celsius.
  2. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  3. Melt butter, water and honey together in a small pot or in microwave.
  4. Sift flours, bicarbonate of soda, gound ginger, nutmeg, salt and mix in brown sugar well.
  5. Mix melted ingredients with dry ingredients either with a mixer, food processor, stab blender or the old fashioned spoon or whisk (it is a thick mixture).
  6. Pour into prepared tin.
  7. Bung in the oven and cook for 45 minutes (test with skewer and if dry o'kay) if not could require up to another 15 minutes.
  8. Don't ask me why but it always takes somewhere between 45 to 60 minutes to cook and never the same twice and I've been cooking it for 25 years.

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