JAMAICAN GINGER CAKE with apple ★★★★☆ 261 Reviews


★★★★☆ 261 Reviews

3 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
pinch salt

226 grams butter, soft (1 cup)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 heaped teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup molasses 
1 cup hot water

2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced small

preheat oven to 180 c. (350 f.) line bottom and grease and 
flour sides of 23 cm (9 inch) spring form tin.

mix the flour, bicarb soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt together. put aside.

dissolve the molasses in the hot water. put aside.

using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

beat in the fresh ginger and vanilla until combined.

beat in half the flour then half the molasses then the rest 
of the flour and molasses.

stir in the apples.

pour into tin.

cook for approx.  65 minutes or until a skewer comes out 

cool in tin for 10 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool 

dust with icing sugar to serve.