Ginger Cake

Ginger Cake


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About this recipe: Not for kids, this cake uses cognac and raisins soaked in rum! Yum!


Serves: 16 

  • 50g lard
  • 25g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons whisky
  • 6 tablespoons cognac
  • 1 pinch of ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped crystallised ginger
  • 100g raisins, soaked in 3 tablespoons of rum
  • 500g self-raising flour

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C / gas mark 3. Grease a 23cm/9 inch round cake tin.
  2. Cream lard, butter and sugar together until smooth using electric beaters.
  3. Add beaten eggs and mix well.
  4. Add whisky, cognac, ground ginger, candied ginger and rum soaked raisins.
  5. Stir in flour gradually until well mixed.
  6. Poyr into cake tin and bake in pre heated oven for 45min - 1hour or until a skewer comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool for 2 hours before serving.

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