I love this cake and am planning to make this tonight. It keeps really well in an airtight tin and is so yummy.
225g plain four
2 tea ground ginger
1 tea ground cinnamon
1/4 tea ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
50gr pitted dates
50gr candied ginger
125gr molasses or treacle.
75gr brown sugar
4 tbl milk
1/2 tea bicarb soda.
Heat oven to 180 degrees c
Sift: flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and stir in chopped dates and ginger.
melt: molasses and butter.
Beat egg and the sugar.
Add alternatively to flour mix, egg mixture and butter mixture mixing well.
Stir the bicarb into the milk and stir into the batter mixture.
Pour into a lined, greased square tin and bake for 45 minutes.
Remove from oven, cool and store in an airtight tin.
Serve dusted with icing sugar.
I have no idea where I got this recipe but will acknowledge if you find it. I think it was one from my Mum's recipe folder.
Edited to add the link to Love food hate waste, appropriate don't you think with the silly season creeping upon us.