Lily's Ginger Cake

Recipe by MarraMamba

Brian Turner the famed british chef says "My mum's recipe was known by the whole town of Elland twenty year's ago, it is legendary! I only found the recipe two year's ago, it's easy, moist and delicious and now I have a grand daughter by the name of Lily, I want the world to know about it" As a ginger cake lover, i hope to get the chance to try it soon. The simplicity intrigues me. Let it rest the 24 hours suggested.

Top Review by French Tart

Any recipe by Brian Turner, a fellow Yorkshire person, is a good recipe, this was no exception! Good recipe - I added a little buttercream to the top and sprinkled the top with crystallised ginger for an extra ginger kick. Thanks Marra - and Brian too!!! FT:-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 170°c
  2. Melt butter, sugar and syrup in water.
  3. Add sieved flour and ginger.
  4. Add milk/baking soda mixture in and quickly beat well
  5. Put into an 8” cake tin, greased and floured or lined
  6. Bake approx 45 minutes
  7. Take out and sit for five minutes then put onto a cake wire and cool.
  8. This cake is better if left to stand in an airtight tin, not in fridge for 24 hours then make butter cream.
  9. Sieve icing sugar carefully
  10. Cream the butter and sugar together, add chopped ginger. Cut the cake in half horizontally and use this to sandwich the cake and also spread a little on top.

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