Best Ever Easy Ginger Cake

Recipe by Kookaburra
READY IN: 55mins




  • Lightly grease a 25cm square (10 inch) cake tin and line it with baking (silicone) paper.
  • (Try to use the correct size tin or the cake may crack.) Set the oven to moderate 180° C (350° F).
  • Sift all of the dry ingredients into a medium mixing bowl.
  • Combine butter pieces, golden syrup and treacle in a small saucepan, cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until butter is melted.
  • (This step can also be done in the microwave.) Add water to syrup mixture.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the syrup mixture and the eggs.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Don’t be concerned that the mixture is quite liquid at this stage.
  • Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
  • Tap tin lightly on bench to dispel air bubbles.
  • Place on centre shelf of 180° C (350° F) oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • Check towards the end of the baking time to ensure the edges are not burning.
  • The cake should be dark but must not be blackened at the edges.
  • (If you do burn the edges, cut them off and ice over the edges and no-one will notice!).
  • When the cake is cooked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then, carefully invert it onto a rack or bread board to cool.
  • Icing the Cake: Sift the icing sugar into a small mixing bowl.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, beat the butter (or margarine) until smooth.
  • Gradually add the sifted icing sugar, beating between additions until the sugar is completely mixed with the butter.
  • Add the lemon juice and beat well until the mixture reaches an easily spreadable consistency.
  • Spread icing over the top of the cake and (optional) decorate with pieces of crystallised ginger.