How do you make Mary Berry ginger cake?


  1. 250g/ 8oz dark muscovado sugar.
  2. Half of a 225g tin black treacle.
  3. 375g/ 12oz plain flour.
  4. 5 tsp ground ginger.
  5. 2 tsp ground cinnamon.
  6. 2 eggs, beaten.
  7. 3 pieces stem ginger (crystallised/ from a jar) – optional.
  8. 300ml/ half pt milk (unsweetened soya milk if lactose-free)

What is the difference between ginger cake and Parkin?

If you’re a fan of gingerbread and are looking for something uniquely different – this is it! From Yorkshire, England, Parkin is an age-old cake featuring oats and black treacle (molasses) to create a delightfully sticky, chewy cake with a deeply robust flavor that only improves with time!

What is stemmed ginger?

Stem Ginger is the preserved fresh young roots of the ginger plant. The roots are are peeled, sliced and cooked in sugar syrup.

Can you freeze Mary Berry ginger cake?

Ginger and treacle spiced traybake Make this ginger cake traybake in advance and you can freeze it before adding the icing – in fact freezing improves the taste.

What country is famous for gingerbread?

Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century. The elaborate cookie-walled houses, decorated with foil in addition to gold leaf, became associated with Christmas tradition.

Can I use fresh ginger instead of stem ginger?

Although the big, knobbly hands of fresh ginger are called ‘root’ ginger, stem ginger is exactly the same stuff, just peeled and cooked slowly in syrup.

Why do my cakes get sticky on top?

A tacky top is typically caused by covering or wrapping the cake before it’s completely cooled. This traps moisture inside, causing that sticky texture. Avoiding this pitfall is easy, just let the cake sit on a wire rack until totally cool.

What is a sticky ginger cake?

This Sticky Ginger Cake has a ginger syrup glaze and Glacé Ginger topping. It’s a great alternative to a more traditional old fashioned Yorkshire Parkin recipe. A very light sponge cake with a real ginger kick. Saved Recipe!

How do you make a ginger and honey cake?

50g/1¾ oz syrup from the jar of stem ginger (optional – replace with more golden syrup or honey if not using stem ginger) Preheat the oven to 170C/150C/Gas 3. Line a 30x20cm/12x8in tin with baking parchment (a straight-sided brownie tin would be perfect). Sieve the flour into a large bowl along with the spices and mix lightly to combine.

How do you make ginger and Treacle cakes?

Put the butter, sugar, treacle, milk and the grated ginger in a large pan and heat gently until melted, stirring to mix well. Add the flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda, then add the beaten eggs. Quickly mix together, then spoon into the prepared tin. Bake for 30min.

How to make ginger cake for kids?

Add the milk to the eggs and let your kids give it a quick wisk. Pour the eggs/milk into your saucepan and stir it all together again. It should come together into a nice, runny, smooth batter. Get your kids to help pour the ginger cake batter into your prepared baking tin. Bake the ginger cake in the oven for around 45-60 minutes.