Grown Up Gingerbread

Grown Up Gingerbread




  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 450g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp fresh orange juice


Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 4cm deep 30cm x 22 cm tin and line it with baking paper.

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in golden syrup, then beat in eggs, one at a time. Sift flour with bicarb soda and spice and set aside. Combine buttermilk and orange juice.

Beat flour and buttermilk alternately into creamed mixture, a third at a time, finishing with the flour. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 50 minutes or until cake tests clean.

Cool on a wire rack before turning out.

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