Auntie Mina's Dark Ginger Cake

Another recipe from one of the Puremess family - thank you to our customer Anneli for sharing this gorgeous recipe with us! You can tell it is a tried and tested, truly loved recipe.

I also now know that 1/2 gill of liquid is equivalent to 2 fl. oz!! 


1 tablespoon margarine

5 oz Self raising flour

3 oz sugar

1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda

1.4 pint milk

1 large teaspoon golden syrup

1 large teaspoon ginger

1 large teaspoon cinnamon


Cream the margarine and sugar

Dissolve the bicarb of soda in the milk and add the syrup and beat into the creamed marg and sugar

Stir in the flour and spices

Bake in a hot oven (I'm guessing 180 - 200 degrees?) for 15 - 20 minutes

Filling - 12 chopped dates, 1/2 oz margarine, 2 fl. oz water, 1 gram sugar

Stir all of the filling ingredients in a saucepan until thick enough to spread.


I can't wait to try this recipe out in the Autumn.  As anyone who knows me knows, I am happy with anything that contains cinnamon! 

Happy munching everyone,


and the Puremess Family xxx


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