Jillie's Treacle Gingerbread Cake

Jillie's Treacle Gingerbread Cake















¾ cup plain flour
¼ cup self raising flour
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon spice
½ cup castor sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
½ cup milk
60 grams butter
½ cup treacle
Icing sugar to dust (if you choose not to ice)

Icing (optional)

6o grams butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 cup icing sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice



Sift flours, soda and spices.

Stir in sugar and combined egg and milk.

Combine butter and treacle in a saucepan and stir over heat until butter is melted.

Stir hot mixture into flour mixture.

Pour into prepared loaf tin.

Bake in a moderate oven for about 40 mins.

Stand 5 mins before turning out.

When cool, dust with icing sugar or spread lemon icing.

Serve on a platter with flowers.




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