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Little gingerbread cakes recipe

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Whip up an easy dessert with our Little gingerbread cakes.

To Prep 1:30
To Cook 0:35


125g butter, chopped
2/3 cup golden syrup
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 2/3 cups plain flour, sifted
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
Lemon zest, to serve

Lemon icing

2 cups icing sugar mixture, sifted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons boiling water


Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease an 8-hole, 3/4 cup-capacity mini loaf pan.

Step 2 Place butter, golden syrup, sugar and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until butter has melted and sugar dissolved (do not boil). Remove from heat. Add bicarbonate of soda. Stir to combine. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 3 Add egg. Whisk to combine. Add flour, ginger and mixed spice. Whisk until smooth. Spoon mixture into pan holes until half-full.

Step 4 Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre of 1 cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5 Make icing Place icing sugar, lemon juice and boiling water in a bowl. Stir until smooth. Spoon over cakes. Stand for 5 minutes or until icing starts to set. Top with zest. Set aside until set. Serve.


Energy  2122kJ    
Fat saturated 9.20g
Fat Total 14.70g    
Carbohydrate sugars g
Carbohydrate Total 91.40g    
Dietary Fibre 1.30g
Protein 5.00g    
Cholesterol 66.00mg
Sodium 259.00mg    

All nutrition values are per serve.

Super Food Ideas - July 2009 , Page 81
Recipe by Claire Brookman

Photography by Ben Dearnley 

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