Ginger Cake

    1 hour

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

    4 people made this

    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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    Reviews in English (6)


    Used different ingredients. I added a glaze of melted butter, brandy and sugar while it was still warm.  -  25 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    A great cake - family enjoyed it.  -  25 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    ... ... I followed the Recipe to a 'T' and I did not end up with a moist cake. It resembled something of a large Scone - a very dry Scone. After taking a lot of care following Recipe and using a lot of Booze I was very disappointed with my Cake - any suggestions ???  -  19 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)