Gingerbread Slab Cake

Gingerbread Slab Cake

Ginger Slab Cake

125g(4oz) Black Treacle,

125g (4oz) Golden Syrup

50g(2oz) Butter or Block Margarine

50g(2oz) Lard

225g(8oz) plain Flour

1.25ml ( ¼ ) teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

5ml (1 tsp ) Teaspoon mixed spice

5ml (1 tsp) Teaspoon ground ginger

100g ( 4oz) dark soft brown sugar

150ml ( ¼ ) pint of Milk.

1. Grease an 18-cm (7-inch ) square cake tin. Base line with greaseproof paper and then grease the paper

2. Put the black treacle, golden syrup, butter or margarine and lard into a saucepan and heat very gently to melt the mixture, remove from heat.

3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices into a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar

4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk, then add the treacle mixture. Beat well, incorporating the flour from sides into the liquid until smooth and of a pouring consistency.

5. Turn into the prepared tin and bake in the oven at 170deg C ( 325deg F) Gas mark 3 for 1-1 ¼

Hours or until a fine warmed skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean

6. Cool in the tin for about an hour. Remove from tin and wrap and store, if you can resist it store in an airtight tin for at least 2 days before eating.. Serve sliced, plain or buttered.

7. (( Note- I have never yet left it for more and a few hours to cool and go cold before I couldn’t  resist cutting a piece to eat. Here’s one I baked earlier above ))

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Winter Owls
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 02:46:51

    Our family all love ginger, I will have to try this 🙂



  2. Gray Dawster
    Mar 22, 2014 @ 17:00:19

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 🙂
    Need I say mmmmore, I love it 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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  3. Gray Dawster
    Mar 22, 2014 @ 17:01:30

    And like Oliver, I would definitely want some
    more 😉 Have a great weekend Sue and thank
    you for adding these delicious recipes of yours,
    I do enjoy them you know 🙂

    Andro xxxx

    Liked by 1 person


  4. stillsearching2
    Oct 22, 2015 @ 20:41:48

    Is Black Treacle another name for Molasses?

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Carol
    Jan 22, 2018 @ 07:12:04

    I have been dreaming about gingerbread for a few weeks .. I haven’t had it since I left the Uk and have just started to fancy it…I can’t get black treacle here but have managed to get molasses but can definitely not get lard…I will try it with just the margarine I think it should be ok…And have just read the comments and it looks like molasses are one and the same or very similar…Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂



    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jan 22, 2018 @ 14:07:58

      I think Margarine will work fine and Molasses as far as i can tell is the same.. Its easy to make, I am trying to cut down on Puddings and cakes, I never usually keep a check on my weight but Christmas took its toll 🙂 And Hubbies waist line also needs a trim, Even though he has been asking me to bake, I have held off the surgery things. And this is sweet 🙂
      So happy to see you browsing Carol Thank you 🙂 xxxx ❤

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      • Carol
        Jan 22, 2018 @ 16:37:47

        You are welcome Sue…Yes, I don’t think molasses looking at it is quite so black and sticky but one has to work with what one has at times and that is the fun of cooking to me…I love a browse when I have time…It’s how I find some of the best recipes xxx



  6. Carol
    Jan 27, 2018 @ 04:07:04

    Made the gingerbread and substituted I tbsp of grated fresh ginger ( will) add more next time as we love the ginger taste to more pronounced.. I also added 1/4 tsp nutmeg and cloves… nice recipe Sue will definitely make again…Thank you

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