This is a complete cake mix which costs £1.59 (Morrisons and Asda), £1.70 (Sainsbury’s) and £2.00 (Ocado) as of September ’14, and needs just water and oil adding to the 500g mix. The result is a good-coloured, home-made looking moist cake which tastes a little similar in taste to a Jamaican Ginger Cake but less sticky.
The mix can be made with a hand whisk or a bread machine. Follow the instructions for the bread machine or the hand whisk. Basically 200ml of water & 60 ml vegetable oil go into a bowl.
and then the entire contents of the packet is dropped on top.
Mix until everything’s totally combined and then add to a well-greased cake tin. I used a deep 15cm loose-bottomed, non-stick tin from Lakeland.
Their tins are sturdy, strong and wash really well after producing decent cake results.There are alternatives to the traditional round cake, including a bar or 16 cakes and suggestions for adding extra ingredients to make a speedy tea bread. The cake took a little longer than the instructions suggested as I was using one baking pan and not two sandwich tins so allow an extra ten minutes to the cooking time if you do the same.
I split the cake with a Tala cake leveller
and slathered some Follain Irish Rhubarb and Ginger Jam inside, the results …. delicious. A great ginger cake which, if made round, will cut into 8 generous wedges.